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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.
Air Parachute Commandos (French: Commandos Parachutistes de l'Air) include:
Parachute units of the French Army include:
Foreign parachute battalions, regiments, companies and units of the French Foreign Legion include:
Insignia of the 2e R.C.P, 1er B.C.C.P-SAS and 1er B.P.C
F.F.L.-SAS reserved for SAS paratroopers of Free France 1940-1945
Paratroopers of the National Gendarmerie include: