Valence/Chabeuil (LFLU/VAF) 2021 MIL

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Valence/Chabeuil (LFLU/VAF) 2021 MIL

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Seen during a quick hit and run in the morning, 23-08-21

4233/GFB SA342Ma
2252/CGA AS532UL

Futhermore 1 Gazelle, 1 NH90 and 1 Puma could be seen in the hangar.
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Are you sure on the GFB? GBF was seen earlier this year and is a confirmed GAM/STAT machine
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Most likely GEB. I noted that one yesterday and last week.
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I’m quite sure that it ends with a B. So, GEB should be possible. Unfortunately there was a lot of heathaze at the moment of reading.
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The DJ wrote: 26 Aug 2021, 13:40 Most likely GEB. I noted that one yesterday and last week.
Thanks for the correct code. Maybe you can give some info about the additional Puma, Gazelle and NH90 in de hangars? Many thanks in advance.
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I’ve seen (at least) four Gazelles but only two photographed. I took photos of the NH90 and Puma too, I’ll check the codes when I return from holiday.
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The DJ wrote: 28 Aug 2021, 19:53 I’ve seen (at least) four Gazelles but only two photographed. I took photos of the NH90 and Puma too, I’ll check the codes when I return from holiday.
Thanks very much!! Much appreciated.
Have a nice holiday.
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Here's what I noted during my visits:

19/8
Gazelle: /GEB, plus 3 hangared. One had code F on its nose. (Possibly GBF?)
NH90: 1442/EBQ
Also seen in hangars were a Cougar and a Tigre.
Preserved near the gate: Gazelle camo c/s and Puma coded PYB.

20/8
All hangars closed and nothing outside when I drove by around 1430hrs.

25/8
Puma: /DAI (no rotorblades, paint looked fresh)
NH90: /EBQ
Gazelle: /GEB, /GEY
Preserved on base: Alouette 3 coded CSH and an Alouette 2.
Did not see the Gazelle that should be in a compound.

An unknown Mirage 2000B did a flyby at 1225hrs.

2/9
Gazelle: /GBG
Puma: IB (DGA)
AS350: 2851/F-ZAHC (DGA)
The DGA helicopters did a photo-flight with the Gazelle. Only the Gazelle returned after 30min.
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