List of Escadres of the French Air and Space Force
This is a list of Escadres (Wings) of the French Air and Space Force.
Escadres (wings) are commanded by a Lieutenant-colonel or Colonel, known as the "Chief de corps". The term Escadre replaced "regiment" in 1932. Until 1994, it meant a unit composed of several squadron-sized units (Escadron/Squadron or Groups), generally equipped with the same type of equipment, or at least the same type of mission (e.g. fighter, reconnaissance, bombing, transport) as well as wing maintenance and support units or sub-units.
Between 1993-1995, under the « Armées 2000 » reorganisation, the Escadre (wing) level of command was withdrawn from use. In 2014 it was reintroduced, with additions.
Former and active French Air Force escadrilles (squadrons) form the following former and active Escadres, as of June 14, 2015, (7 years, 354 days):