Some French Military Insignia

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Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 11 Aug 2013 13:21

From the Wikipedia French language version some Regimental/Battalion Insignia of the French Army.

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1st Train Regiment, had its origins in the 1er bataillon du train des équipages de la Garde impériale and was disbanded on 1st July 2002.

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7th Parachute Headquarters and Support Regiment. Formed in 1949 and disbanded in 1992.

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15th Train Regiment. This Regiment traced its origins back to 1812 and was disbanded on 19 May 2011.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 11 Aug 2013 13:31

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601st Road Circulation Regiment.

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604th Road Circulation Regiment.

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1st Parachute Train Regiment, formed in 1999 this is the support unit of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

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1st Materiel Regiment. The Cross of Lorraine symbolises that the Regiment is based at Metz in the Province of Lorraine. The Grenade are taken from the Insignia of Materiel Units of the French Army.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 10 Nov 2013 19:37

Also form Wikipedia but the English version this time.

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1st Foreign Parachute Regiment (1er Regiment Etranger de Parachutistes - 1er REP). This Regiment was formed in 1948 as the 1er BEP and raised to regimental status on 1 September 1955. Disbanded on 30 April 1961 following involvment in the General's Coup in Algiers.

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2e REP, formed as a Battalion (2e BEP) in 1948 and today are the Foreign Legion's sole surviving Parachute Regiment.

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3e REP, raised on 16 November 1949 and disbanded on 1 December 1955.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 10 Nov 2013 20:09

And again from the French Wikpedia.

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Foreign Aerial Delivery Company (Compagnie Etrangére de Ravitaillement par Air - CERA). Active in Vietnam 1 January-31 August 1951. On 1 September 1951 CERA became Compagnie de ravitaillement par air des forces terrestres du Viet Nam (CRA/FTVN) - Aerial Delivery Company of the Land Forces of Vietnam.

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1st Foreign Parachutist Heavy Mortar Company (1er Compagnie Etrangere Parachutiste de Mortiers Lourds - CEPML). Raised 1 September 1953. Largely destroyed in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam and disbanded 31 May 1954.

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1st Foreign Regiment (1er Regiment Etranger - 1er RE). Raised in 1841 and still exists. Based at Aubange in southern France it is the Administation and Command Unit of the Foreign Legion. The Foreign Legion Band and The Museum of the Foreign Legion is attached to the 1er RE.

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1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er Regiment Etranger de Cavalerie or 1er REC). Raised in Tunisia in 1921, today its an light armoured Regiment based at Orange. It latest engagement was in Mali during Operation Serval earlier this year.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 11 Nov 2013 23:17

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2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e Regiment Etranger d'Infanterie - 2e REI). Raised in 1841 and today stationed in Nimes as part of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade.

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3e REI, raised in 1920 as decendant of the Marching Regiment of the Foreign Legion (Regiment de Marche de la Legion Etrangere - RMLE). A marching regiment is a unique French invention of forming a unit by detachement from other units. Today the 3e REI guards the Space Installations in French Guiana and othervise provides the military garrions of this French Territory in South America.

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4e RE, formed in 1920 and today stationed in Castelnaudary. It is the Training Regiment of the Foreign Legion.

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13th Half Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13e Demi-Brigade de la Legion Etrangere - 13e DBLE). Raised in 1940 and fougth in Norway, North Africa (distinguished it self in the Battle of Bir Hakeim), Ethiopia, Alsace, Indochina, Algeria. Upon leaving Algeria in 1962 it was based in Djibouti until moving to the United Arab Emirates in 2011.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 11 Nov 2013 23:36

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1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er Regiment Etranger de Genie - 1er REG). Raised in 1984 as the 6e REG, today its the Engineer Unit of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade and stationed in Laudun-l'Ardoise. It is considered inheritor to the traditions of the former 6e REI, whch ws based in Syria and Lebanon - the Levant. Hence the Regimental Badge are based on those of the 6e REI, see below.

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Badge of the 6e REI showing the ruins of the Jupiter Temple at Baalbek indicating the area of operation. 6e REI was created form Battalions of the 1er REI and 2e REI in 1939. during the WW2 it as part of Forces loyal to the Vichy Government fought the Allied Forces invading Syria, amongst them the 13e DBLE. the 6e REI was finaly disbanded in 1955.

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Badge of the 2e REG, created in 1999 by partition of the 6e REG. The original Regiment then become the 1er REG. the 2e REG are today the Engineer Unit of the 27th Mountain Infantry Brigade and stationed at Saint-Christol.

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Badge of the Foreign Legion Detachement of Mayotte (Detachement de Legion Etrangere de Mayotte - DLEM). Raised in 1973 it is the smallest Foreign Legion combat unit totaling about 260 men, stationed at the Indian Ocean Island of Mayotte who chosed to remain French when the Comores become independent in 1975.

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Badge of the Foreign Legion Band (Musique de la Legion Entrangere - MLE).

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Mar 2014 12:23

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Insignia of the French 1st Army.

The Following Divisions served with the 1st Army at the end of WW2:

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1st Free French Division/Motorized Infantry Division. The Cross of Lorraine was the emblem of the Free French of General de Gaulle.

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2nd Moroccoan Infantry Division

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Insignia of the 3rd Algerian Infantry Division. The figure symbolises the Statue of Victory of Cirte. The three crescents are in the French colours and symbolises the number of the Division and the Algerian connection. The tradition of the Division has been inherited by the 3rd Mechanized Brigade of the French Army.

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the 3rd Mech. Bde. Showing the Crescents from the Insignia of the Division.

4th Moroccoan Mountain Division - Insignia not known to Me.

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9th Colonial Infantry Division. The Anchor is the emblem of the Colonial/Marine Troops. The Cross of Lorraine was the emblem of the Free French. The Inheritor of this Division is the 9th Marine Infantry Brigade. As can be seen on the SSI of the Brigade, the divisional insignia has surrvived.

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Attribution: I, Apprenti.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 23 Mar 2014 12:35

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1st Armoured Division, this insignia are today carried by the succsessor of the Division the 1st Mechanized Brigade.

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2nd Armoured Division. Again the Cross of Lorraine. This Insignia are today carried by the successor of the Division the 2nd Armoured Brigade.

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Another version of the Insignia of the 2nd Armoured Division. It was commande by General Leclerc hence the inscription Division Leclerc.

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5th Armoured Division. After the War the division served as occupation troops in Germany, part sent to Algeria in 1956. Division disbanded 1962. Reraised 1 July 1978 and once more stationed in Germany, served in Operation Dauget (French contribution to Operation Desert Storm 1991). Disbanded again 30 June 1992.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 04 May 2014 12:14

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1st Logistics Brigade.

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Army of the Alps 1939-1940 period.

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6th Ligth Armoured Brigade (before 1999 6th Light Armoured Division).

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Land Forces Command.

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Re: Some French Military Insignia

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 29 Jul 2014 18:17

Some more insignia from Wikimedia. Active Infantry Units.

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1st Infantry Regiment based in Sarrebourg.

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Reserve Batallion of Ille-de-France-24th Infantry Regiment created 27 June 2013 as successor of the 24th Infantry Regiment disbanded in 1997. Based in Paris.

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35th Infantry Regiment based in Belfort.

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92nd Infantry Regiment based in Clermont-Ferrand.


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