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ALAT Etain - Rouvres

Last modified: 26 Feb 2016

Country: France    Region: Meuse

Locale: Etain

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 was established 1977.

In 2015 the regiment is composed of a staff and 3 battailons:
- Airmobile Battalion
--Command & Log sqn
--Platform 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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