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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

Lord M4x

Well, Gen. Richard Reboul was flying from one Military Flight Training Academy to another in a pilot training aircraft.

Salon De Provence is a military pilot training base. So no landing fees and even a possibility of legitimate business.

It's not strange that he owns a house nearby for obvious reasons, since he was the big boss of that base for years before being posted to Bordeaux.

He is also the general-in-chief of the airforce.

And a key participant in the design of the Rafale striker Jet.

Could well be internal politics, someone trying to damage his reputation (like a supplier that failed to have a bribe accepted/contract awarded). If you think that's too fanciful, one of my former bosses entered the private sector 30 years ago after exactly such an experience.

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