16 October 2003 - Eurofighter Squadron Designation in Spain
Eurofighter GmbH announced the official designation of the first Eurofighter Squadron in Spain at an official ceremony attended by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I. During the ceremony the Chief of the Spanish Air Force, General Eduardo González-Gallarza, handed over the first Spanish Eurofighter to Colonel Javier Salto, Commander of Wing 11, the first Eurofighter Squadron to be formed in Spain. In Spanish service Eurofighter is designated CE.16 Eurofighter – the tail number of the first aircraft being CE16-01. This is the first of 87 Eurofighter swing-role fighter aircraft destined for Spanish Air Force service.
High Resolution images of His Majesty the King, Juan Carlos I. are available in the media library, hard copy images are available on request.