SRI LANKA AIR FORCE BASE HINGURAKGODA
Director Welfare

With a vast and vibrent history behind it, Sri Lanka Air Force Base Hingurakgoda has developed in to a fully-fledged air base with several lodger formations. The airstrip at Hingurakkoda is the 4th longest runway in Sri Lanka. Strategically situated in the Eastern Province, this Base has the provisions to support other SLAF Bases and Units in the North and East areas. This Base is also where all helicopter pikots of the SLAF go through their Basic Helicopter Flying Training.

 The main operational requirement of the No.7 Squadron is to provide air power to Northern and Eastern theaters. Other requirements are to provide close air support to ground troops, to evacuate casualties, to supply basic requirements for military operations, to deploy soldiers from air and to train helicopter pilots. The squadron is equipped with Bell 206 and Bell 212 helicopters.

This Base is also home to the No. 9 Attack Helicopter Squadron which is equipped with Russian built MI-24 Hind helicopters & MI 17 Helicopters. These were deployed by the SLAF to provide air support to the Sri Lanka Army in many military operations. The MI-24 helicopters , nick named "Flying Battle Tanks" are capable of destroying ground targets as well as airborne targets.

Another formation located within the Base is the No.02 Supply & Maintenance Depot (No.02 S & MD). This formation was established with the intention of supplying goods and services to SLAF establishments in the North and East areas.

The No 02 S & MD consists of a Barrack Group, Clothing Group, Stationary Group, Building and Civil Engineering Group, Mechanical and Electrical Group, Arms and Ammunition Group, Tools Stores, Fuel Dump, Motor Transport Group, Valuable & Attractive Group. The tailoring section which was a part of No 01 S & MD  at Katunayake was shifted to Hingurakgoda.



FORMATIONS BASED AT HINGURAKGODA
No 07 Helicopter Squadron
No 09 Attack Helicopter Squadron
No 25 Regiment Wing
No 42 Women Wing

No.02 Supply & Maintenance Depot


 

BASE COMMANDER ADDRESS TELEPHONE
GROUP CAPTAIN KAPS KURUWITA
MSc (Strat Stu), fawc
Sri Lanka Air Force Base
Hingurakgoda,
Sri Lanka.

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