Georges Guynemer’s original SPAD S.VII, nicknamed “Vieux Charles”, preserved at Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace. by Robert Sullivan
Georges Guynemer, French Great War Ace.
French Air Force, Mirage 2000-5F of the Escadron de chasse ½ Cigognes (Fighter Squadron ½ Storks) displaying the original colors of the unit, then know as Escadrille des Cigognes, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of the unit’s most celebrated pilot,
The unit still proudly uses the stork as its symbol, although with a more practical camouflage pattern.