4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment

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4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment
(4e Régiment d'Hélicoptères des Forces Spéciales)
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Logo du 4e régiment d'hélicoptères des forces spéciales
Founded 1993 - present
Country  France
Type Special operations
Size 454 authorized personnel
Part of French Army Special Forces Command
Headquarters Pau
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Hoff

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.

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.

Organization[edit]

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 :

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