Author: Steve Comber

Military Aviation – Great Patriotic War 70 Anniversary Victory Parade 2015, Kazakhstan

The Great Patriotic War Victory Parade was held in the Kazakh city of Astana on 7 May 2015, and was heralded by the Astana Times as the largest military parade to be held in the country’s history, commemorating and celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of the Nazis in World War II. Steve Comber reports from Kazakhstan.

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Military Exercise – 11 Flottille’s Rafales work-up on R91, Charles de Gaulle

The AĆ©ronavale’s 11 Flottille (11F) was recently deployed to the Mediterranean on board aircraft carrier R91, Charles de Gaulle, for a work-up exercise aimed at preparing the squadron for forthcoming deployment. One of the squadron’s Dassault Rafale pilots spoke to Steve Comber during a recent embark of France’s potent aircraft carrier, relating his experiences of flying and training on both the Dassault Super Etendard and the Rafale.

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