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Pilots Learn To 'Parlez' Their French To Serve On De Gaulle

June 14 2011

United Kingdom

A number of British Royal Navy pilots have begun to learn how to speak French at a defense college in Paris ahead of their deployment with France's carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports London's Daily Telegraph.

The first five of 30 navy pilots have started 16 weeks of language training so that they will be able to communicate with their colleagues aboard the carrier, said defense officials.

The pilots will also fly French Rafale fighters during their carrier deployment to help...

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