Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! Happy Bastille Day! 🇨🇵

Patrouille De France GIF by Safran

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Beat me to it.

Happy Bastille Day, neighbors!

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It’s spelled “Juillet”, not Juilliet. (annoyed french grumbling) :smiley:

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Are there such things in France as backyard barbeque and fireworks on this day?

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no but they slice bread in a unique fashion :smiley:

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Yes, but I think they’re referred as “riots” rather than celebrations. :laughing:

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Ha!

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Honestly, kinda the perfect way to celebrate Bastille Day.

And also for a very good reason right now. :fist:t6:

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talking about aircraft …

A single airworthy example, Mirage no. 59, still resides in the IAF Museum at Hatzerim. This is the aircraft that had downed the first Syrian MiG-21 on July 14, 1966, and also the IAF’s top scoring aircraft with 13 aerial victories.

The MiG-21 first encountered Israeli Mirage IIICJs on 14 November 1964, but it was not until 14 July 1966 that the first MiG-21 was shot down.

wondering when the first Mirage III was downed.

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I don’t know about the first but a RAAF Mirage III shot itself down.

Serial No A3-70
Delivered 13/12/67.
Served with 3 Sqn.
Crashed 30/10/68, 12 nm north-northeast of RAAF Williamtown, NSW (3 Sqn).
Ricochet ingested by engine during air-ground gunnery at Saltash Range.
Pilot ejected at 2,800 ft and 210 kts with only minor injuries.
Crew; FLGOFF B.J.Roberts.
RAAF Ejection number 33.

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