Warning: The French version is much more complete and detailed
French Air Force traditions
The French Air Force was born by the signature from a decree
on April 1, 1933. Its organization was defined by the law of July 2, 1934
but its history begins with those of all the military flights created since
After 1920, for the tradition, cohesion and to honour the veterans, the custom was to give the traditions of the Great War flight to each new flight created.
To perpetuate the flight traditions signifies to inherit the flight heritage and after to enrich it by her own feats of arms. The flight traditions are characterized by its name, its badge, its campaigns, its air victories, its aces, its sacrifices, its decorations, its quotations... etc.
It is as that which our vertical empennage of Mirage 2000 are decorated today by the same badges painted on the sides of Spad VII of the First World War.
This site enables
you to restore the traditions of all
the French Air Force units (escadrilles, groups, squadrons, regiments, Wings)
since 1912 until today throughout the perpetual evolutions of the French
Air Forces structures. The visit of these units (names, geographic places,
equipments, dates) is done by using the blue menus proposed on the left
side of screen and also the traditional functionalities of the navigator
Microsoft Internet (without forgetting the button ).
To see all pictures on the site (or future) all profils
|If you do not see blue menu in the screen left side, click here >
|To see the lists of flights of tradition,
|left menu, click on "Flights"
|To see the groups and the squadrons lists,
|left menu, click on "Groups or Squadrons"
|To see the aviation regiments and the wings lists,
|left menu, click on "Regiments or Wings"
|To see the airfields and the air bases lists,
|left menu, click on "Airfields Air bases"
|To see the aircrafts lists,
|left menu, click on "Aircrafts"
|To see the key dates lists and chronology,
|left menu, click on "Chronology"