Introduction Dick Wels
Together with my fellow 'Flying Dutchmen' Hans Drost, Henk de Ridder, and Hendrik Versteeg we form team Recce Reports. With a combined total of over 100 years experience as military aircraft spotters, we have a lot of visual output to share. In the 1970s we used black & white film, then moved to Kodachrome color slides in the 1980s and nowadays we take digital images.
We all started our career in aviation at Soesterberg Air Base, the Netherlands. This base was a combined home for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the United States Air Forces in Europe. The main attraction for us were the fighters of USAFE's 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron. We discovered a passion for military aviation that we want to share and maybe interest others in the intriguing world of past, present and future military aviation.