French and British Air Forces Celebrate 100 Years of Cooperation with a Unique Exhibition in Paris
In a unique occasion inside the Cour d’honneur of Les Invalides in Paris, The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial will bring together two vintage aircraft of World War One and display them to visitors to this great architectural centrepiece of French military history.
The aircraft are a French SPAD VII in Georges Guynemer’s colours (on loan from the Conservatoire de l’Aviation de Aquitaine), and a BE2C British biplane fighter (on loan from the Yorkshire Air Museum).
The two air forces have a history of close cooperation dating back to the battlefields of World War One, when the tactics of modern aerial warfare were born. This exhibition serves as a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining the longest period peace in Europe and recognising the memories of those who sacrificed so much that we may enjoy the Europe we have today.