Bumpy ride and tricolour blunder at Bastille Day parade in Paris

The traditional July 14th military parade along the Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris, which involved more than 4,200 military personnel, was not all smooth going on Saturday, when two gendarmerie motorbike riders collided and the jet flypast spreading the tricolour smoke ribbon of the French national flag mixed up the colour coordination. 

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The 138th Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday included Japanese and Singaporean soldiers as guests of honour, joining more than 4,200 French army, air force and navy personnel, watched by a crowd of thousands lining the route on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris.