4th Airmobile Brigade (France)

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4e Brigade Aéromobile
Active 1999 - 2010
Country France
Branch French Army
Size 4,400 men, 202 helicopters
Part of Commandement de la Force d'Action Terrestre
Garrison/HQ Essey-les-Nancy

The 4th Airmobile Brigade (French: 4e Brigade Aéromobile, 4e BAM) is a helicopter unit of the French Army. It makes up for most of the French Army Light Aviation. The brigade is heir to the traditions and honours of the 4th Airmobile Division. The French Army has announced that the brigade will be disbanded in 2010 and its constituent units placed directly under the command of the Land Forces Command.[1] It is announced by the French Armed Forces, that the brigade will be reraised on July 1, 2016 as the 4th Air Combat Brigade (4e Brigade d'Aérocombat), headquartered at Clermont-Ferrant, directly subordinated to the COMALAT (the army aviation command) and including the 1st, 3rd and 5th Combat Helicopter Regiments.[2]


The 6e Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat (6e RHC) Combat Helicopter Regiment in Margny-lès-Compiègne was disbanded in July 2007. The airport has changed into civil status.


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