The French Sécurité Civile air service celebrated a half-century of operations in 2013 with a formal ceremony at Marignane on June, 1st and a public airshow at Aix-les-Milles on June, 2nd.

Enjoy a few of our pictures for the pleasure of the eyes.

All pictures are credited Samuel Prétat/EMM76 but you are free to use them at will as long as this is for a non-profit use and you credit them either to Samuel Prétat or EMM76.

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Thank you to all BASC personnel and aircrew for their welcome during these two days, and also for their continious presence all year long.

All credits Samuel Prétat / EMM76


  • Celebration

    Medals to the firemen honoring their long-term commitment

  • Dash-8

    One of the two French DASH-8s

  • Beech 200

    Used for air attack coordination and transport

  • Pélican 32

    The star of the day with her special markings designed by artist Julien Camp

  • Pelican

    Close-up of the specially-commissioned nose-art

  • EC-HEU

    INAER's CL-215 c/n 1038 back in her initial Spanish Air Force colors after years in blue and white

  • Pélican 32

    Pélican 32 in her commemorative scheme

  • 50 years

    Commemorative marking on Pélican 32 winglet

  • DSC_0183

    Duxford Catalina Society's Canso buit in... 1943. She is BASC's former Pelican Bleu

  • Canso Pelican

    Pelican nose-art by Julien Camp adorning the nose of the Catalina Society Catalina