During the 42 days of "Operation Desert Storm" our squadron
1303 combat missions and delivered 3.2 million pounds of weapons.
Two of our pilots became POW's as their aircraft were lost to Iraqi surface-to-air missiles during the first daylight raid on Baghdad.
Alongside our F-16C/D's, and also flying combat missions into Iraq
and Kuwait, were our 'hangar mates' the "Desert Cats" CF-18's of
the Canadian Armed Forces, and our hosts, the Qatar Emiri Air Force's
Mirage F.1EDA's of 7 Squadron. Flying local area defense were the
Mirage F.1C's of the French Air Force's 12 Wing.
Doha Air Base was a busy place...