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4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment

The 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment (French: 4e Régiment d'Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales) (4e RHFS) is a special operations unit of the French Army Light Aviation. It is part of the French Army Special Forces Command which is under the control of the special operations command. It is based in Pau.

4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment
(4e Régiment d'Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales)
Insigne du 4e régiment d'hélicoptères des forces spéciales (4e RHFS).svg
Logo du 4e régiment d'hélicoptères des forces spéciales
Founded1993 - present
Country France
TypeSpecial operations
Size454 authorized personnel
Part ofFrench Army Special Forces Command
HeadquartersPau
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Hoff

The 4e RHFS provides air support to French special forces. It was created in 1997. Its mission is to transport and support French special forces anywhere in the world.

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OrganizationEdit

The regiment is divided into Special Forces Flights (Escadrilles des Operations Speciales):[1]

  • EOS 1 - Puma and Cougar
  • EOS 2 - Gazelle
  • EOS 3 - Caracals
  • EOS 4/GIH - Pumas
  • EOS 6 - Tigre
  • EOS 7 - Support Flight
  • EOS 8 - Helicopter Maintenance Flight

The regiment employs the following helicopters in 2016 :

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. January 2017. p. 46.

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