Monday the 14th of July – Quatorze Juillet, La Fête Nationale Française. All French men, women and children have a day off and every hamlet, village, town or city celebrates. We were in Cambrai and the morning started with a display, on the central market-place, of all vehicles used by les pompiers. There was more: La Patrouille de France (France’s equivalent for GB’s Red Arrows or US’ Thunderbirds and Blue Angels) did a fly over, as did a refueling aircraft. We think aircrafts are more sexy than fire engines, so we choose for this picture. Borrowed from the Internet, to be honest, because the low flying aircrafts were just a few seconds in sight – by far too fast for us to take a picture ourselves. An interesting detail is that Commandant (Major) Virginie Guyot (Angers, 30 December 1976) is a fighter pilot of the French Airforce who achieved an historical first when she was appointed leader of the Patrouille de France, becoming the first woman in the world to command a precision aerobatic demonstration team.
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)