Having recently been involved in a bitter dogfight to secure
A joint exercise involving the French air force's 1/7 Provence squadron and personnel from the UK Royal Air Force's 3 Sqn wrapped up at Saint-Dizier air base on 5 March, having started three days earlier. The British aircraft were visiting from their home at Coningsby in
The French air force says the activity was intended to support familiarisation between the services. Work of this kind had been due to occur last year, before
Rafales are scheduled to make a similar visit to Coningsby within the coming months, while the two services expect to launch an exchange programme between pilots on the respective types late this year.