Country: France Region: Meuse
Latitude: 49° 13' 0" N Longitude: 5° 40' 0" E
Area use / Military Branches: 3e RHC
Etain-Rouvres airfield was constructed in 1937, used by teh Luftwaffe in WW2 and became disused in the 1950, Planned to host US forces but never activated. Nowadays used as an Army Aviation base hosting.
- 3rd combat helicopter regiment (3e RHC) operating SA.341/342 Gazelle and SA330 Puma. 3e RHC http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Insigne_du_3e_RHC.jpg was established 1977.
In 2015 the regiment is composed of a staff and 3 battailons:
- Airmobile Battalion
--Command & Log sqn
--Base force protection sqn (reserves)
- Recon / strike battalion
--1, 2 and 3 recon / attack sqns
--Maintenance light helo sqn
- Transport / attack helicopter battailon
--1 and 2 Transport sqns
--Maintenance transport helo sqn
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