Whith the Bambi Bucket we can deliver 2500 liters of water in 4 seconds. During the summer there is a stand-by shift 12/7 available.
When needed the Cougar is easaly transformed into a flying ambulace, capable of transporting 2 littered and 2 ambulatory patients.
When needed the Cougar can support the Police units and rapid response teams.
300 squadron, home of the Wildcats
Welcome to the website of the 300 squadron. Here you will find information about the squadron's history and current composition, as well as the current contribution we make to air power and where our focus is for the near future.
The squadron's motto is: “In Mobilitate Vis Nostra” which means “our strength lies in agility”.
The squadron is equipped with 12 Cougar transport helicopters with which a very diverse range of tasks is performed. This package varies from maritime and amphibious actions from His Majesty's ships, national assistance such as extinguishing fires and cooperation with the Special Interventions Service (DSI), patient and injured transport, but also supporting operations with, for example, the 11th Airmobile Brigade and the Marine Corps. The above deployment is only possible because the squadron has an MLE-145 certified maintenance organization. This consists of driven technical specialists who provide ready-to-use helicopters. Well-trained and trained crews ultimately carry out the missions and are therefore at the front of our visible output.
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The 300 Squadron was founded in World War II by Polish pilots. As part of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the squadron was not officially established until October 1962. Home base was Ypenburg Air Base. From 1968 to 1996, the squadron was based at Deelen Air Base. Since the summer of 1995, the 300 Squadron was based at Soesterberg Air Base. Including August 29, 2008 the squadron was moved to Gilze-Rijen Air Base as part of the DHC. The squadron has flown with Piper Super Cubs, Hiller H23-B Ravens, Beavers, and from 1965 with the Alouette III. Main tasks of the 300 Squadron were to carry out incidental (injured) transport assignments and to train helicopter pilots.
The famous demonstration team 'The Grasshoppers' has been part of the 300 Squadron for years. This team was disbanded on August 8, 1995.
Today the command of 300 Squadron was handed over from Lieutenant Colonel Ter Veer to Lieutenant Colonel Hemmelder. Lieutenant Colonel Hemmelder has been a valued member of the Squadron since the introduction of the Cougar Transport Helicopters in 1996.
The Squadron welcomes the new Commander and we wish him an uneventful term.
Since the start of this year, 300 Squadron is collecting for Stichting Hoogvliegers (Dutch for: the Highflyers foundation) by selling the special designed 2020 Wildcats 4 Hoogvliegers patches. Also the guests at the transfer of command were asked to make a donation.
The goal of this foundation is to help disabled and sick children forgetting their sorrows for a while by let them be a “pilot for a day”.
Eventhough there were no grand “Hoogvliegers days” this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 300 Squadon did manage to make a big donation by inviting the foundation owned ambulance aircraft at the squadron. The old and new commander symbolically handed over the donation to the delegation of Stichting Hoogvliegers.
We are very proud and thankful to all the people who have made this possible by buying the patch or donated at the transfer of command ceremony.