French Frigate GUÉPRATTE leaves EU NAVFOR after three months of valuable contribution.May 3, 2011 - 08:44
On 28th April, FS GUÉPRATTE, the French Frigate finished her deployment as an EU NAVFOR warship after eighty two days proudly flying the European Flag.
During this period she has conducted a variety of tasks in the force and has always been ready for any duties and demonstrated a proactive attitude to face all challenges in order to achieve the objectives of Operation ATALANTA.
In his farewell signal to the French frigate the EU NAVFOR Force Commander Alberto Correia said:”You are leaving the area, sure to have successfully accomplished your mission in Operation ATALANTA.”
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