Port visit by French Navy vessels to Quebec City [fr]
Two vessels from the fleet of the French Navy, the command and projection ship (BPC) Mistral and the light stealth frigate (FLF) La Fayette, will conduct a port visit to Quebec City from June 23rd to 28th, 2014, with the approval of the Canadian government.
Between the months of March and July 2014, the BPC Mistral and the FLF La Fayette are deployed on the mission Jeanne D’Arc, over the course of which 155 officer cadets from different corps and of 18 different nationalities will pursue personal, military, and naval training.
This visit will include many possibilities for interaction with the people of Quebec. The public will have the option to visit these two vessels. The 200 Canadian soldiers taking part in Exercise LION MISTRAL, a cooperative exercise with the Canadian Navy and Army taking place June 20th–23rd, will disembark during this port visit. A decoration ceremony for the bestowal of the Legion of Honour upon a Canadian World War II veteran is scheduled for the afternoon of June 26th.
A special visit for members of the press is scheduled for Monday, June 23:
1:45 PM : Meet at Port of Québec, Wharf 21
2:00 PM : Meeting with Captain François-Xavier Polderman, commander of the BPC Mistral and the Jeanne d’Arc group, followed by a visit onboard and a meeting with officer cadets (including one Canadian officer cadet)
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