2 Air Base Bydgoszcz 1992-2010.

Kraków 2019-06-14

The emblem of the 2nd Air Base in Bydgoszcz
The emblem of the 2nd Air Base in Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz is a very important city on the Polish air map. During the Second Polish Republic there was the main training center for pilots and mechanics. In the times of the PRL, Suchoj Su-7 airplanes were based here capable of attacking nuclear (atomic) weapons. After 1989, the 2nd Air Base was located here, and now there is an aviation plant and commercial aviation is developing.

After the withdrawal from the operation of Su-7 fighting aircraft, the air regiment was disassembled. The Polish Army decided to establish in Bydgoszcz the 2nd Air Base, which was formed on May 2, 1992 on the basis of the order of the Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army of January 3, 1992, as JW. 3033. The division was created on the basis of the disassembled staff of the 3rd Pomeranian Air Force Military and Combat Regiment and the Administration and Economic Department of the 2nd Air Defense Corps.

The 2 Air Base was subordinate to the commander of the 2nd Air Defense Corps, until its demolition in 2007. Subsequently, the Base was subordinated to the 3rd Brigade of Aviation Transport in Powidz, which in turn was reformed in 2008 into the 3rd Wing of Transport Aviation.

On June 18, 1994, decision no. 52 / MON established the base festival as of May 2. The base was also given the distinguishing name "Bydgoszcz". The 2nd Air Base commemorative plaque was approved by Decision No. 34 / MON of February 14, 2003.

2 Air Base consisted of: Staff, 2 Flight Aviation Squadrons (JW 3290), Supply Company, Representative and security company, Flight Communications and Insurance Company, communications center, driver training center for Air Force, Military Fire Brigade, Military Repair Workshop which have been transformed into Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze No. 2 SA).

Basic tasks 2 Bases are repairs of flying equipment and training of military drivers, for all military wheeled vehicles.

Pursuant to the decisions of MON, the 2nd Air Base was disbanded on June 30, 2010.

Commanders of the base: Lt. Col. Nav. Jan Madejski (May 2, 1992 - May 1995), Col. Józef Lach (May 1995 - April 2003), Col. Zdzisław Ostasz (April 2003 - December 2006), p.o. ppłk mgr inż. Marek Gryza (December 2006 - March 15, 2007), Col. Krzysztof Piekarski (March 15, 2007 - April 30, 2010).

Written by Karol Placha Hetman