22 Air Base
22 Air Base in Malbork
Until 2000, the Malbork Airport operated the 41st Regiment of Fighter Aircraft, which operated MiG-21 planes. On January 1, 2001, on the basis of the 41st Regiment of Fighter Aircraft, the 22nd Air Base was established (JW. 1128) and the 41st Tactical Aviation Squadron. 22. The base was subordinated to the 2nd Air Defense Corps.
In 2002, by decision of Ministry of National Defense No. 121 / MON of May 8, 2002, the feast was set for April 22. Also in 2002, a commemorative badge of the 21st Air Base was established (Decision No. 200 / MON of July 16, 2002). On April 27, 2002, the branch was awarded a banner.
In 2002, the branch was threatened with liquidation due to the withdrawal from MiG-21 aircraft service. Because MiG-29 (Ex-NRD) aircraft were obtained from Germany, after their refurbishment in Bydgoszcz, airplanes were transferred to Malbork.
In 2006, the 22nd Base was subordinated to the 1st Tactical Aviation Brigade with the command in Świdwin. In 2009, the base was subordinated to the 1st Wing of the Tactical Air Force.
The 22 Air Base by decision of Ministry of National Defense No. 264 / MON of 30 June 2006 inherited traditions: 1st Air Division (1944), 4th Mixed Air Division (1944-1945), 1st Pomeranian Mixed Aviation Division (1945-1946), 9th Division of Fighter Air Force (1952-1967), Pomeranian Fighter Aviation Division (1967-1991).
Commander of the 22nd Air Base: Col. pil. Eugeniusz Gardas (January 1, 2001 - July 3, 2007), Colonel pil. Robert Dziadczykowski (July 3, 2007 - December 31, 2010).
On January 1, 2011, on the basis of the 40th Squadron and the 22nd Air Base, the 22nd Tactical Air Base was created. Airplanes MiG-29 are operated in Malbork.
On November 2, 2015, the 22nd Tactical Air Base in Malbork, the name of General Brig. pil. Stanisław Skalski. By decision of Ministry of National Defense No. 166 / MON of May 2, 2011, the unit took over the banner of the 22nd Air Base.
From 2015, the branch inherits traditions: the 4th Air Squadron (1919), the 4th "Toruńska" Intelligence Squadron (1920), 141st and 142nd Fighter Squadron of the 4th Air Regiment (1928-1939), 306th "Torun" Fighter Squadron (1940), 1st Poland Air Division (August-October 1944), 4th Mixed Air Division (1944-1945), 1st Pomeranian Mixed Air Division (1945-1946), 1st Regiment of Fighter Aircraft "Warsaw" (1943-1946), 7th Regiment of Bomber Aviation (1950- 1951), 45th Mobile Repair Workshop "PARM-5" (1952-1957), 9th Division of Fighter Aircraft (1952-1967), 29th Regiment of Fighter Aircraft (1952-1969), 26th Regiment of Fighter Aircraft (1952-1989), 14th Battalion of Airport Construction (1952-1999), 41st Regiment of Fighter Aircraft (1952-2000), 45th Field Aviation Workshops (1957-1995), 30th Mobile Car Repair Workshops (1965-1992), 4th Pomeranian Fighter Aviation Division (1967- 1985), Radio Battalion (1968-1990), 84th Battalion of Communications (1968-1992), 26th Battalion Radiotechnic (1971-1995), Command Center of Combat Aviation of the Fighter Aviation Army (1978-1983), 49th Flight Squadron (1979-1990), Command Center of Fighter Combat Aviation Air Forces Front (1983-1988), 4th Pomeranian Division of Fighter Air Force them. Brig. pil. Józef Smagi (1985-1991), 14th Aviation Destruction Battalion (1999-2007), 14th Aircraft Repair Battalion (2007-2010), 41st Tactical Aviation Squadron (2001-2010), 22nd Air Base (2001-2010).
By decision of the Minister of National Defense No. 289 / MON of October 8, 2013, a commemorative badge of the 22. Tactical Air Base was introduced.
Commanders of the 22nd Tactical Air Base: Col. pil. Robert Dziadczykowski (January 1, 2011 - November 19, 2013), Col. pil. MSc. Leszek Błach (November 4, 2013 - February 8, 2017), Col. pil. MSc. Mirosław Zima (8 February 2017 - ...).
Written by Karol Placha Hetman