Base-visits Ala 23 Talavera la Real and Ala 21 Moron de la Frontera
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Talavera la Real AB
(became Ala 23)
(became Esc. 231)
"Patas negras" (Black legs)
(became Esc. 232)
(former Ala 73)
" Pata Negras"
(former Esc. 731)
(former Esc. 732)
Moron de la Frontera AB
"Gallo se mueve" (Cockerel really moves)
(became Esc. 211)
"Vade, vide et vice" (Go, look and win)
(became Esc. 212)
(former Esc. 202)
In 1992 their F-5s moved to Ala 23.
(former Esc. 204)
(former Esc. 204)
(with traditions of Esc. 462)
F-5 photos - different versions
The first built CASA/Northrop SF-5B CE.9-001/211-1 seen at Torrejon AB on 28 May 1979. Photo ©Unknown/Collection Jack Bosma.
The reconnaissance version of the F-5 is the SRF-5A. AR.9-069/23-31 on the flight-line of Talavera AB. Photo ©Unknown/Collection Volkert Jan van den Berg.
This beautiful air to air shot of SF-5B AE.9-018/23-26 was made in May 2004.
Photo ©Bob Archer.
On final at Talavera AB is SF-5B AE.9-022/731-22.
Photo ©Unknown/Collection Ton van Schaik.
Photographed in September 1986 SF-5B AE.9-016/732-16. Photo ©Bob Archer.
Metal reconnaissance version SRF-5A AR.9-070/211-70 was present during the open house of Ramstein AB in July 1980.
Photo ©Unknown/Collection Jack Bosma.
In connection with the 50th Anniversary of Ala 23 SRF-5A AR.9-070/23-33 was painted in a special 1953-2003 scheme. Both photos were taken on 31 March 2003.
Photos ©Bob Archer.
SRF-5A CR.9-064/464-64 from Esc. 464 photographed in November 1979. Photo ©Unknown/Collection Jack Bosma.
SF-5B 23-12/AE.9-022 photographed during a base-visit at Talavera AB on 18 September 1989. Photo ©Volkert Jan van dn Berg.
Nice air to air picture of SF-5A A.9-052/21-12 in focus in April 1989. Photo ©Bob Archer.
We thank the Cuartel General del Ejército del Aire for their great support to make these visits possible. The hospitality at Talavera la Real and Moron de la Frontera was great. We have forgotten the names of all the persons who have helped us with all our wishes, everything was possible and done very friendly.
The authors: Marinus Dirk Tabak, Volkert Jan van den Berg and Jack Bosma.