23 Tactical Air Base
23 Tactical Air Base in Mińsk Mazowiecki
Until 2000, at the Mińsk Mazowiecki Airport, the 1st Regiment of Fighter Air Force was stationed equipped with MiG-29 aircraft. On January 1, 2001, the regiment was transformed into the 1st Tactical Aviation Squadron and the 23rd Air Base.
In 2002, the branch received a standard. Then the banner was taken over by the 23rd Tactical Air Base.
On July 1, 2010, the 23rd Air Base was transformed into the 23rd Tactical Air Base. The base is operationally under the 1st Tactical Aviation Wing with command in Świdwin.
In 2012, a commemorative badge was established and an airline emblem of the 23rd Tactical Air Base. In 2012, the branch's identification mark was introduced.
Commanders of the 23rd Tactical Air Base: Col. pil. Robert Cierniak (July 1, 2010 - December 30, 2010), Col. pil. Robert Kozak (December 30, 2010 - October 10, 2011), Colonel. pil. Maciej Trelka (11 October 2011 - 7 December 2016), Col. pil. Piotr Iwaszko (December 8, 2016 - September 30, 2018), Col. pil. Krzysztof Stobiecki (October 1, 2018 - ...).
Decision No. 167 / MON of the Minister of National Defense of May 2, 2011, the 23rd Tactical Air Base took over the traditions: 7th fighter squad. Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1918-1921), 19th fighter squadron (1919-1921), 111st fighter squadrons of the 1st air regiment (1921-1929), 113rd fighter squadrons 1st air regiment (1933-1939), 145th fighter squadrons of Warsaw (1940), 303rd Fighter Squadron Tadeusz Kościuszko (1940-1947), 316th fighter squadron of Warsaw (1941-1947), 1st independent squadron of fighter aviation (July-August 1943), 1st regiment of fighter aviation "Warsaw" (1943-1946), 1st Polish Air Division (August 1944) - October 1944), 4th Mixed Air Division (1944-1945), 1st Pomeranian Mixed Air Division (1945-1946), 1st Regiment of Fighter Air Force (1946-1950), 1st Regiment of Fighter Air Force (1950-1953), 5th Air Division Myśliwskiego OPL (1950-1957), 56th battalion servicing airports (1951-1957), 1st regiment of fighter aviation OPL "Warsaw" (1953-1962), 56th battalion aviation and technical (1957-1965), 1st regiment aviation fighter OPK "Warsaw "(1962-1989), 22nd flight commando squadron (1965-1978), 56th battalion supply (1965-2000), 1st anti-aircraft battery (1967-2000), 14th anti-aircraft battery (1968-2000), 22nd communications battalion and flight insurance (1978-2000), 1st flight regiment "Warszawa" hunting lodge (1990-1993), 1st regiment of fighter aviation "Warszawa" them. Brig. pil. Stefan Pawlikowski (1993-2000), 1st squadron of tactical aviation (2001-2002), 23rd Air Base (2001-2010), 1st squadron of tactical aviation "Warsaw" them. Brig. pil. Stefan Pawlikowski (2002-2010).
Written by Karol Placha Hetman