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Near In 1966, a number of (formal) air-force and navy pilots decided to join and establish an aeroclub. The Gilze-Rijen base commander at that time, colonel Hofstede, thought it was a great idea and so it happened that at the end of the sixties "Sichting Vliegsport Gilze-Rijen" was established on the sport where an old German dispersal was situated.
An example can be seen in the trailer of 'A Bridge Too Far' below, our Harvards come into action from minute 4:45
From that moment on the new goal of the SKHV was to keep all propeller-driven aircraft which once flew in the Royal Dutch AirForce in the air by means of restauration of the planes. From that moment on the name is changed in “Gilze-Rijen Historical Flight”. In 1998, there is a merge with "the Dutch Spitfire Flight" and the name has changed again in "Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight Foundation” With this fusion the beautiful Spitfire and Beaver became part of the SKHV fleet.