French National Day Parade


French National Day Parade (1.23 mins)

Australian Defence Force personnel have joined thousands of French military personnel marching down the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris on Thursday, 14 July 2016 to mark French National Day celebrations in France. ADF personnel took the ‘position of honour’ at the head of the parade, which is Europe’s oldest and largest regular military parade, before travelling to the Western Front in northern France for Centenary of Anzac commemorations of the battles of Fromelles and Pozières later in July. French National Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 and the Fête de la Fédération, which celebrates the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. The 140-person ADF contingent will include 30 Royal Australian Navy sailors, 80 Australian Army soldiers and 30 Royal Australian Air Force airwomen and airmen, and a tri-service flag party carrying the Australian national flag and the ADF Ensign.

Publish Date 14 Jul 2016
Tags V20160367
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