French Army at Middle Wallop

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beefer
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French Army at Middle Wallop

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As I type sat in the cafe at middle wallop there are 5 gazelles,plus a puma sat on the pan.puma is parked behind hanger 1 with its nose just visible.There is one more gazelle on the field.due to leave tomorrow for Carlisle via Shawbury.All not due to fly today.

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All due in for a visit to Duxford tomorrow, 18th. NOTAM has then arriving 11.20 Local.

The detachment comprises of 6 x Gazelle Light helicopters, 1 x Puma Support helicopter and a total of 32 personnel (mix of aircrew and engineers).

Weather permitting, on the morning of Thursday 18 April 13 a formation of 6 Gazelles and 1 Puma from the French ALAT will fly along the heli-lanes through central London, routing from Bagshot over Richmond Park to Barnes, from Barnes Bridge along the line of the River Thames to the Isle of Dogs, then departing London up the Lee Valley over flying the Olympic Park, finishing at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford near Cambridge. The formation will be led by a British Army Squirrel helicopter from 670 Squadron Army Air Corps. Fitting around other air traffic movements from Heathrow and London City Airports, the formation is expected to pass Westminster Bridge between 1030 and 1050 at a height of between 800 feet and 1500 feet.


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6 x French Gazelle and 1 x Puma just gone over my office in Camberley heading towards London! :rock:

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I second that - the loose gaggle just left the Thames east of London and headed north
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DylanLlewellyn wrote:6 x French Gazelle and 1 x Puma just gone over my office in Camberley heading towards London! :rock:


Saw them from the Old Dean, fantastic sight against blue skies...

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After their visit to Duxford, the Squirrel headed back to Middle Wallop and the French are continuing their world tour of the UK and should now be at Shawbury. :biggrin:

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There were two Squirrels when they came over Battersea so presume one was a camera ship?

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Six Gazelles and a brown Puma just passed over east East Sussex, between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, heading east!

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