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Another blunder in Bastille day celebrations

LanguedocLiving, Jul 15

The jet flypast, known as La Patrouille de France, took place as normal on July 14 as part of the Bastille day celebrations.

It’s traditional that the jets fly in formation, and display the colours of the French flag behind them.

This year, instead of the normal Tricolore trails, there was a red trail where a blue one should have been.

The airforce later acknowledged that it was an error.

Colonel Cyrille Duvivier, air force spokesperson, said: “It was not planned. It was an error.”

He explained: “La Patrouille de France is normally eight planes, and on July 14, it presents as nine. The ninth plane is the ‘extra’...and it can take any position. It is the only one to have all three colours. We must ascertain why, precisely, this colour was not correct.”

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