Seventieth anniversary of the regiment Normandie-Niemen

Our blog has reported that the 25 June 2012 at the French air base of Mont-de-Marsan (AFB VA118 Colonel Constantin Rozanoff) accomplished celebrate the official entry into service of the revived French Air Force Fighter Regiment Regiment de chasse RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen (" Normandie-Niemen ") with the presentation of her personal battle flag of the historic district. This part is almost a squadron, but in order to preserve premstvennosti to June 2008 is unique to the modern status of the French Air Force "fighter regiment."

September 14 2012 , at the Mont-de-Marsan held celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen". The piece was created in the Soviet air force 1 September 1942 and made during the second world war on the Soviet-German front in 5240 combat missions, scoring 273 official aerial victories.

On the occasion of the anniversary of the regiment, one of the Dassault Rafale fighter Series F3, now the armament RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen (Rafale C aircraft, tail number 118-IX), was spectacular "Jubilee" coloring with a large reddish star.

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Co-op mission 2-fighters Dassault Rafale, now the armament Regiment French Air Force RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen, and the statements of historical Yak-3 in the colors of the regiment. 14.09.2012 (s) R. Nicolas-Nelson / Air Force France

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Fighter Dassault Rafale C (118-IX) Air Force Regiment France RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen in "anniversary" livery. 14.09.2012 (s) R. Nicolas-Nelson / French Air Force

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Fighter Dassault Rafale C (118-IX) regiment of the French Air Force RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen in "anniversary" livery. 14.09.2012 (c) Franc Cabrol

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Flags 3 "historical", "squadrons" ("escadrilles" — practically units) now make up the modern RC 2/30 Normandie-Niemen — SPA 91, SPA 93 and SPA 97. Designation "SPA" indicates that during the First World War, all three of these "escadrilles" flew on fighter SPAD. 14.09.2012 (s) R. Sargnon / French Air Force

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"
Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Fighter Dassault Rafale C F3 and replica Yak-3. 14.09.2012 (c) Franc Cabrol

Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"
Seventieth anniversary of the regiment "Normandie-Niemen"

Dassault fighter Rafale C F3 (118-IX) and a replica of Yak-3. This replica of the Yak-3 (designation Yak-3UA) with engine Allison V-1710 aircraft (serial number is 470202, the German registration D-FLAK) was built in 2004 by JSC "PO" boom "in Orenburg and has since owned by the German (oh the drama!) of Meier Motors of Freiburg. aircraft carries coloring Yak-3 of the "Normandy-Neman" from the beginning. 14.09.2012 (C) Philippe Chailet

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