Mirage IIIC belonging to Fighter
Squadron EC 2/10 Seine was firstly introduced at 13th Fighter
Wing where it flew as 13-PJ with Squadron 2/13 Alpes which, when
receiving Mirage IIIEs passed it to the Dijon based 2nd Fighter
Wing where it became 2-EL with the glorious Fighter Squadron EC 1/2
"Cigognes" (storks). Then, after 1/2 got Mirage IIIEs,
this machine went to Creil with the 10th Fighter Wing and flew as
10-RC, 10-RQ, 10 SI and 10-RO.
This insigna also is applied on the opposite side though EC 2/10 "Seine" had a second escadrille with traditions: the SPA 76 having as emblem an eagle with a pennant. Through their common fate since January 1938, never the SPA 76 insigna appeared on the aircraft
With a second picture of this tail, I add a short notice on the story of EC 2/10.