Goodwill visit by FNS Vendémiaire

Goodwill visit by FNS Vendémiaire

Sailing from Hong Kong, French Navy Frigate, FNS Vendémiaire based in New-Caledonia, arrived safely at the Royal Brunei Navy Muara Naval Base on the morning of March 7.

After having welcome onboard the French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Christian Ramage, the Commanding Officer of FNS Vendémiaire, Commander Alexandre Blonce, paid a courtesy call on the Acting Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and the Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN), First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi.

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The Commanding Officer of FNS Vendémiaire and the Ambassador of France, with the honour guard of the ship.

Accompanying Commander Alexander Blonce was Christian Ramage, Ambassador of France. Both sides commended the good bilateral navy-to-navy relations between Brunei Darussalam and France. FNS Vendémiaire crew participated in professional exchanges and interactions, where both navy personnel had the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.

The French Navy also hosted a reception onboard FNS Vendémiaire and the guest of honour was First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi.

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The French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Mr Christian Ramage, and Commander Alexandre Blonce, the Commanding Cfficer of FNS Vendémaiaire, welcoming First Admiral Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi, Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy on board the ship.
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On March 9, FNS Vendémiaire conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with KDB Darussalam of Royal Brunei Navy, before sailing to the Philippines.

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Colonel Patrick Lefort, Armament Attaché, Christian Ramage, Ambassador of France to Brunei Darussalam, Commander Alexandre Blonce, Commanding officer of FNS Vendémiaire, and Florent Lagny, Chief Instructor with Défense Conseil International/DCI at Naval Training Center/NTC of Brunei Darussalam. Four of them are Alumni from the same military school, Lycée naval de Brest in Britanny, France.
Last updated on: 2 April 2018
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