Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Deployed

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 25 February 2019, the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the Fregate (FLF) La Fayette set sail for the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, with on board 130 student officers who, for five months, prepare for their future responsibilities aboard the units of the French Navy. The departure ceremony was presided over by General…

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French Training Squadron Visits Gabon

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Currently deployed as part of the Corymbe mission, the Task Group 451.04 composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the high-seas patrol boat Commander Birot made a stopover in Gabon. While participating in the regeneration of the two ships and crews, the few days at the dock in Port-Gentil have consolidated the ties…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Departs Toulon

February 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – General François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, presided on Monday, February 25, 2019, the departure ceremony of the group “Jeanne d’Arc 2019”, composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette with on board, 130 student officers. This five-month operational deployment will take them from Toulon to the Caribbean via the Suez…

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CORYMBE: Dakar stopover and maritime patrol with Senegal

February 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Left from Toulon on January 21st, Task Group 451.04, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral and the high-sea patrol officer (PHM) Commander Birot, arrived in Dakar on January 30th. The mission relief Corymbe of the High Seaman Commandant Blaison was formalized during the ” transfer of authority ” (TOA) between the commanders…

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FS Mistral Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – Monday, January 21, the Amphibious Helicopter (PHA) Mistral sailed from Toulon to join the 145 mandate of the mission Corymbe in the Gulf of Guinea. The week before his departure was devoted to the preparation of the mission, including the finalization of its logistics dimension with many loads of food, ammunition, equipment, humanitarian freight,…

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Portuguese Marines Embarked on FS Mistral

November 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – Since September 2018, thirty-six Portuguese Marines have been deployed aboard the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) as part of the Corymbe mission in the Gulf of Guinea. The integration of Portuguese marines into the crew of a BPC is part of an international cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.…

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Mistral and Commandant Ducuing Cooperate with Nigeria

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 15 to 17, 2018, the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) and Aviso Commandant Ducuing made a stop in Lagos, Nigeria. These two days were dedicated to the influence and the support of the diplomatic action of France in this country. French crews gave operational instructions to Nigerian seafarers in the field…

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