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List of French paratrooper units

Chuteur Opérationnel Instructor and Moniteur Brevet of the French Armed Forces including French Foreign Legion, similarly, the Golden Insignia of the R.E.P Legion Instructor and Moniteur Brevet, centered by the flag colors of the Legion.
Chuteur Opérationnel Brevet of Commando Parachute Group of the French Armed Forces including French Foreign Legion, similarly, the Golden Insignia of the R.E.P Legion Commando Parachute Brevet, centered by the flag colors of the Legion.
Paratrooper Moniteur Brevet of the French Armed Forces including French Foreign Legion, similarly, the Golden Insignia of the R.E.P Legion Moniteur Brevet, centered by the flag colors of the Legion.
French and Foreign Legion Parachute Brevet, similarly the R.E.P numerote paratrooper brevet, centered by the flag colors of the Legion.

The history of French airborne units began in the Interwar period when the French Armed Forces formed specialized paratroopers units. First formed in the French Air Force, they were rapidly integrated into the French Army, French Navy, National Gendarmerie and from H.M.' s British Army, then dispersed in the ensemble forming developing components of the Armed Forces of France.

Insignias of France

The Archangel Michael featured in the Heights of Mont Saint-Michel and the Golden Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.

French Air Force

Main article: French Air Force

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Air Parachute Commandos (French: Commandos Parachutistes de l'Air) include:

Air Engineers

French Army Metropolitan Paratroopers & Paratroopers of the C.E.Ps, B.E.Ps & R.E.Ps

Main article: French Army

Parachute Divisions

Parachute units of the French Army include:

Parachute Brigades and Groupments

Main articles: Marcel Bigeard, Paul Arnaud de Foïard, and François Cann

Parachute Demi-Brigades

Main articles: Georges Bergé and André Zirnheld

Parachute Centers of Formation and Schools

French Foreign Legion

Each year, the French Foreign Legion commemorates and celebrates Camarón in its headquarters in Aubagne and Bastille Day military parade in Paris; featuring the Pionniers leading and opening the way.

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Foreign parachute battalions, regiments, companies and units of the French Foreign Legion include:

Foreign Parachute Companies, Battalions & Regiments (C.E.Ps, B.E.Ps & R.E.Ps)

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D.I.N.O.P.S, P.C.G & Commandos of the French Foreign Legion

Parachute, Underwater Demolition and Diving Units of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade (French: 6e Brigade Légère Blindée, 6e BLB) include:

Parachute, Underwater Demolition, Diving Units and Commandos of the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade (27e MIB) include:

Parachute Artillery

Main article: Ferdinand Foch

Parachute Cavalry

1st Parachute Hussar Regiment of the 11th Parachute Brigade, on Bastille Day, Paris.

Parachute Engineer

Main article: Michel Roquejeoffre

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Air Engineers

Air Engineer Battalions and Regiments of the French Army operated by the French Air Force include :

Parachute Infantry

Patrol Chasseurs

General Parachute Infantry

French Air Force Commando de l'Air, Parachute Chasseur, British Army Special Air Service (S.A.S) & 1er R.P.I.Ma

Choc Paratroopers

Colonial and Troupes de Marine

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Colonial and Marine Infantry Parachute Regiments

Main articles: Marcel Bigeard, Patrice Le Nepvou de Carfort, and François Cann

Battalions and Colonial Parachute Groups (B.C.C.P, G.C.C.P & B.P.C)

Main articles: Marcel Bigeard, Patrice Le Nepvou de Carfort, and François Cann

French Train Parachute Regiments

Parachute Companies and Regiments

1er R.T.P

Airborne Bases

Parachute Command and Support

Vietnamese, Laotien and Cambodian Parachute Units

Algerian Parachute Units

French Navy

Main article: French Navy

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Marine Naval Force Fusiliers and Commandos (French: Force maritime des fusiliers marins et commandos) include the following Forces Fusiliers Marins and Commandos Marine:

National Gendarmerie

Main article: National Gendarmerie

Paratroopers of the National Gendarmerie include:

Paratroopers of the National Police (French: Police Nationale) include:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Frédéric AUTHIE. "1er RCP - Site officiel -". defense.gouv.fr. 
  2. ^ a b Official Website of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment
  3. ^ [1] Official Website of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment, Traditions, Chant du 2e REP
  4. ^ a b GYI. "Les origines...". legion-etrangere.com. 
  5. ^ GYI. "1er Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes". legion-etrangere.com. 
  6. ^ GYI. "1er Régiment Etranger de Parachutistes". legion-etrangere.com. 
  7. ^ a b GYI. "3e Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes". legion-etrangere.com. 
  8. ^ GYI. "2e Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes". legion-etrangere.com. 
  9. ^ a b GYI. "1er Régiment étranger de génie". legion-etrangere.com. 
  10. ^ GYI. "2e Régiment étranger de génie". legion-etrangere.com. 
  11. ^ a b GYI. "Structure du 2ème régiement étranger de génie". legion-etrangere.com. 
  12. ^ "17e régiment du génie parachutiste". defense.gouv.fr. 

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