|August 1933||French Air Force (Armee de l’Air) formed|
|2 July 1934||French Air Force independent of the Army|
|May 1940||Start of the Battle of France|
|22 June 1940||French Air Force grounded following surrender|
|3 July 1940||Vichy Air Force formed under German control|
|August 1940||Free French Air Force formed by the Allies|
|1 September 1942||French-manned Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment formed in USSR|
|1 December 1942||Germany disbands the Vichy Air Force|
|May 1945||Former Vichy and Free French air arms merged to reform the Armee de l’Air|
|1948||First operational jet aircraft delivered – Vampire|
|1951||First helicopters received – Alouette I|
[To be rewritten].
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