Published On: Sun, Sep 24th, 2017

French military relocates base camp to Mont Vernon

MONT VERNON – Now that the airport in L’Espérance near Grand Case has reopened for commercial flights, the army that was based there has relocated to nearby Mont Vernon, around the funeral home that belongs to Etienne ‘Toochie’ Meyers.

On Saturday evening, the first convoy of army tucks arrived at the location. Later that same evening, helicopters of the French armée de terre (ground troops) started flying on and off to the new army base. This operation continued on Sunday.

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Photo caption: The French military has established its base at the funeral home of Toochie Meyers in Mont Vernon – next to the Cadisco gas station. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

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Photo caption: A helicopter of the French armed ground forces (armée de terre) lands close to the funeral home in Mont Vernon. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar