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French Navy squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette and Lynx

28th June 2011 - 06:59 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Brittany-based 34 Flotille of the French Navy has marked 100,000 flight hours on the Alouette III and the Westland Lynx.

The milestone was marked on 16 June at the unit’s base in Lanvéoc-Poulmic as the unit marked 13,000 hours on the Alouette and 87,000 on the Lynx.

Vice-Admiral Olivier de Rostolan presided over the ceremony with a speech remarking on the importance of the two types within the French Fleet Air Arm. The aircraft specialise in the anti-submarine warfare role and deal with maritime terrorism.

He said: 'The Lynx and 34 Flotille have become key players in the navy ensuring

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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