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France on Form for RAF Celebrations

Published: 26 Apr 2018


France has confirmed more support for this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo! Both the French Air Force and French Army will join the already confirmed French Navy at RAF100 celebrations at RAF Fairford on 13-15 July.

The French Air Force will field its Couteau Delta tactical display team comprised of two Mirage 2000D fighters, along with its frontline multirole Rafale C fighter in its own solo display. One the ground will be two Alpha Jet trainers joining the large static display expected for this year's show.

The French Army has also confirmed a pair of SA330 Puma helicopters, not seen at the Air Tattoo for some years. This additional announcement means that all three of France's military forces are confirmed for this year's Air Tattoo, an unprecedented level of commitment as we celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

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Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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