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Plaque from RNLAF Volkel Air Base

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0720
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Plaque/Certificate
Object Name: Plaque from RNLAF Volkel Air Base
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Royal Netherland Air Force [RNLAF]
Division: Not Applicable
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
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Location: Cupboard 1 (awards) [Main Store]

Gestaag Gespannen


The practice seemed to be that a plaque would be presented to the Company on the occasion of a visit by military personnel.

This is a wall-hanging wooden plaque with heraldic badge from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Volkel base with the motto ‘Gestag Gespannen’ translated as ‘Constantly Alert’. This would seem to be the airbase crest as we cannot currently link it to one of the squadrons that has been stationed there.
Volkel Air Base (Dutch: Vliegbasis Volkel) is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) - Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht , and is located near the village of Volkel in North Brabant, Netherlands. It is home to two F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons, 312 and 313. A third squadron formerly present at the base, 311, was officially disbanded in 2012. It also houses a maintenance, logistical, a base Squadron for the RNLAF, and also the 703rd Munitions Support Squadron, part of the 52d Fighter Wing from the United States Air Force.

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