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Gentille Alouette

Another view of the Belgian Navy's Aerospatiale SA316B

Alouette III M-3/1817 on the helipads at Shoreham for fuel and crew refreshment

 

Now under the control of No.40 Squadron Belgian Air Component, they are one of the last remaining Air Arms to fly these ancient 'Sud Aviation' designs

 

In service since 1971 - she's one of three that were acquired for the Belgian Navy for use as supply aircraft for their ships at sea

 

Note the stowed silver inflation bag on her lower side used in the event of ditching

 

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Taken on July 6, 2018