50th independent Red Banner Mixed Aviation Regiment

50-й отдельный смешаный Краснознаменный авиационный полк

Military Unit: 97978

Activated 12.1.80 in Chirchik, Tashkent Oblast - formation complete 15.2.80.

9.3.80 the helicopters (Mi-8T, Mi-24D) moved to Kunduz, Afghanistan [36 39 55N, 68 54 35E].

Red Banner awarded 3.3.83.

Several regiments based in the Soviet Union, would detach crews to serve in the 50th independent Mixed Aviation Regiment on a rotational basis, beginning from 1980 - usually for the duration of one year.

1980-1989 in Afghanistan:

4.89 rebuilt by absorbing the 66th and 248th independent Mixed Aviation Squadrons.

1.1.92 taken over by Belorussia - 1994 renamed 50th Transport Aviation Base.