Ceremony to the fallen Swiss Air Force Pilots 60 years ago
June 1940 in World War II - the Wehrmacht begins with the invasion of France. In more than 200 scrambles inbetween 01st and 10th of june 1940, Swiss Air Force Pilots downed 11 Nazi fighters over the Jura mountains (western area of Switzerland inbetween Basel, Biel/Bienne and Geneva). But three of our pilots lost also their lives during those combats.
After 60 years it was time for a small ceremony on the highest peak of the Jura Mountains - on the Chasseral ! With a normally great view 'till the swiss and french alps this time- we where in the clouds. But no problem for the pilots - let's have a look how the weather really is
Now to the ceremony. To the about 100 peoples - containing military personnel, politicians and veterans - a new Memorial-Stone was presented after some speeches and Swiss Army Musicians. During Apero in the much warmer Restaurant nearby the Highlight arrived:
After some nice fly-byes in formation - the PC-21 and the Morane of Eric Chardonnens showed a very nice solo-demo each