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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 the British Armed Forces. Some were later included in the postwar French Armed Forces.

French ArmyEdit

Parachute and airborne divisionsEdit

Parachute Brigades and GroupsEdit

Parachute Demi-BrigadesEdit

Parachute Centers of Formation and SchoolsEdit

French Foreign LegionEdit

 
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.

 

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

Foreign Parachute Companies, Battalions & RegimentsEdit

 

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

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 ArtilleryEdit

Parachute CavalryEdit

Parachute EngineerEdit

Parachute InfantryEdit

Patrol ChasseursEdit

General Parachute InfantryEdit

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

Choc ParatroopersEdit

Colonial and Troupes de MarineEdit

     

Colonial and Marine Infantry Parachute RegimentsEdit

Battalions and Colonial Parachute GroupsEdit

French Train Parachute RegimentsEdit

Parachute Companies and RegimentsEdit

  • Air Support Companies (CRA).
  • Air Delivery Regiment (RLA - dissolved).
  • 1st Train Parachute Regiment (French: 1er Régiment du Train Parachutiste) (1er RTP).

 

Airborne BasesEdit

Parachute Command and SupportEdit

MatérielEdit

Vietnamese, Laotien and Cambodian Parachute UnitsEdit

Algerian Parachute UnitsEdit

French Air Force Fusiliers Commandos de l'AirEdit

 

Past and present Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air units have included:

French NavyEdit

 

Naval Fusiliers and Commandos include the following Forces Fusiliers Marins and Commandos Marine FORFUSCO

National GendarmerieEdit

Paratroopers of the National Gendarmerie include:

MedicsEdit

Combat medics in the French Armed Forces are part of the French Defence Health Service. However, each French regiment, battalion, company and unit has their own specialized combats medics, with ranks designating various unit level sizes.

For French Regiments engaged in combat, the leading Medical leadership would be a colonel or Lieutenant-colonel and can also be designated as Parachute Medical-Colonel of the Army (French: Médecin-Colonel Parachutiste de l'Armée).

For French Foreign Legion Regiments, Medics can be French and Foreign, while the leading Medical leadership would be a Colonel or Lieutenant-colonel and can also be designated as Foreign Parachute Medical-Colonel]] (French: Médecin-Chef Parachutiste des Régiments, Bataillons et Compagnies Etranger de Parachutistes).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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.

BibliographyEdit

  • E. Micheletti et J. Baltzer, Insignes et brevets parachutistes de l'armée française, éditions Histoires et Collections, 2001, ISBN 2-913903-11-8.
  • Collectif, Histoire des parachutistes français (History of French Paratroopers), Société de Production Littéraire, 1975.

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