1956 to present

france Flottille 33F

Aéronautique Navale

33F 33F Air Naval Squadron
French Navy

aeronavale 33f nh90 sar

Flottille 33F
33F was created 01 August 1956 and remain operational until dissolved 01 October 1999. Was reactivated again on 08 December 2011 with the introduction of the NH.90 Caiman in the Marine Nationale service

The main mission of 33F is to perform naval combat missions (antisurface and antisubmarine warfare) embarked aboard FREMM type frigates with an important secondary role of public search and rescue (SAR) from its base at Lanveoc near Brest. Between reception of the NH90 at end of 2011 through August 2019, 33F carried out 573 sea rescue missions helping 425 people
33F transitioned to the SA.321 Super Frelon during 1979, when 5 airframes transferred in from Pacific based 27S, to replace the ageing HSS-1.
33F specialises in deploying aboard Aquitaine class frigates.

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Last NH90 NFH Delivered to French Navy

Last NH90 NFH Delivered to French Navy

05-Jan-22 - Airbus France delivered the 27th and last NH90 NFH Caiman to the French Navy #Marine
Special Forces Jumps from NH90 Marine

Special Forces Jumps from NH90 Marine

09-Jul-21 - French General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) validates a new capability of the French Navy NH90 NFH Caiman marine helicopter to allow automatic opening parachute jumps for special forces #parachute
14th NH90 Caiman Delivered to French Navy

14th NH90 Caiman Delivered to French Navy

21-Aug-15 - Fourteen and last Step B NH90 NFH Caiman was delivered to the French Navy and assigned to the 33F Squadron


2011-    Lanvéoc-PoulmicLFRL
1979/99d'Hyeres Le Palyvestre LFTH
1964/79Saint-Mandrier closed 2003LFTR
1962/64Frejus Saint-Raphael closed 1995LFTU
1956/62DZ Tafaraoui/LartigueDAOL

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Years Models
2011-    NH90 NFH
1979/99 SE3210 Super Frelon
1957/79 HSS-1 Seabat
1956/60 H-21

  Flottille 33F Operations

Dates Operation
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2013-jul-142013-jul-14 Quatorze Juillet 2013

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