Flottille 17F

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Flottille 17F
Insigne 17F.jpg
Active 17 April 1958 - 1962
10 January 1964 -
Country France
Branch French Naval Aviation
Garrison/HQ Landivisiau Naval Air Base
Aircraft flown
Fighter Dassault Rafale M

Flottille 17F is a squadron of French Naval Aviation which currently flies the Dassault Rafale M from Landivisiau Naval Air Base. It was formed during April 1958 at Hyeres Naval Air Base and flew the Vought F4U7 Corsair for training purposes.

Flottille 17F is nicknamed "La glorieuse". The symbol of the 17F flotilla is the osprey.

It quickly proved itself in the Algerian theater of operations and Tunisia.

The squadron was dissolved in 1962, but later reformed on 10 January 1964 using the Etendard IV M with the Super Etendard (SUE) joining on 5 September 1980, 17E was the first flotilla to use the Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard Modernisé.

The Super Etendard aircraft composing the Flottille 17F regularly embarked aboard the French nuclear aircraft-carrier Charles de Gaulle.

Flottille 17F was involved in many conflicts such as:

Flotilla 17F was the last French unit to use the Super Etendard Modernisé aircraft which was retired on 12 July 2016.[1]


External links[edit]

Official website