JOINT WARRIOR 2013 -1 | FRENCH NAVY ARRIVALS | LEUCHARS | ANDY SHEPPARD | AV8-IMAGES.COM
Wednesday 10th of April 2013, saw thirteen fast jet assets from the Aéronavale (French Naval Air Arm) arrive at RAF Leuchars ahead of exercise Joint Warrior 2013 -1. The first to arrive were seven Rafale M of 12F based at Landivisiau, North West France. Using Callsigns Kimono 11flt and 21flt, the packages joined up for a fly through over the Fife base before recovering to land. These were then followed later in the day by two flights of three ("Quina Blue" and "Quina Silver") Super Etendards of 17f also from Landivisiau. Flottille 17F is appropriately nicknamed "La Glorieuse" or "The Glorious". Joint Warrior begins on Monday the 15th and wil conclude on the Friday 26th of April.