11th Parachute Brigade (France)

Organizational Chart of the 11th Light Intervention Division on May 1, 1961
Organizational Chart of the 11th Division on July 1, 1966
Mortars in action during rescue operations at Kolwezi.
A radio on a jeep during operation Bonite.
French Paratroopers of the Multinational Force in Lebanon with a LRAC F1 on April 1, 1983.
A light armored vehicle of the 1er Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes in 2006 in Afghanistan.
Organizational Chart of the 11th Parachute Brigade in 2011
ERC-90 of the 1er Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes.
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
French Commando Parachute Group Brevet of Chuteur Opérationnel
Anchored Winged Armed Dextrochere of French Army Marine Infantry Paratroopers
French Parachute Brevet.
Insignia of 1{{sup|e}} Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes
Insignia of 1{{sup|er}} Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes
Insignia of 1st Parachute Train Transport Regiment
Insignia of 3{{sup|e}} Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine
Insignia of 8{{sup|e}} Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine
Insignia of 17{{sup|e}} Régiment du Génie Parachutiste
Insignia of 35{{sup|e}} Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste

Unit of the French Army, dominantly infantry, part of the French Airborne Units and specialized in air combat and air assault.

- 11th Parachute Brigade (France)

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2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment

Only airborne regiment of the Foreign Legion in the French Army.

Regimental Badge
3{{sup|e}} B.E.P & 3{{sup|e}} R.E.P
Elements of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Battalion during the First Indochina War.
Legionnaires of the 1st Foreign Parachute Heavy Mortar Company in Indochina.
2{{sup|e}} B.E.P
Insignias of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment.
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
Colors of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment
Colonel Paul Marie Félix Jacques René Arnaud de Foïard
(1921–2005).
Colonel Philippe Louis Edmé Marie François Erulin
(1932–1979).
Colonel Bruno Dary
Regimental Colors of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment flying at the regiment's barracks at Calvi, Corsica
French parachute brevet.
Co. Para du 3{{sup|e}} R.E.I in the 1{{sup|er}} B.E.P and 1{{sup|er}} R.E.P
1{{sup|er}} B.E.P
Officers, Sous-Officiers and Legionnaires of the C.E.Ps, B.E.Ps and R.E.Ps
1{{sup|er}} R.E.P
1{{sup|re}} C.E.P de M.L
C.E.R.A
<center>Croix de la Valeur militaire</center>
<center>Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures </center>
<center>Fourragère with color ruban of the Legion of Honor</center>

It is one of the four infantry regiments of the 11th Parachute Brigade and part of the spearhead of the French rapid reaction force.

List of French paratrooper units

The history of French airborne units began in the Interwar period when the French Armed Forces formed specialized paratroopers units.

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Seven Flame grenade of the Foreign Legion.
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35th Parachute Artillery Regiment of the 11th Parachute Brigade marching on Bastille Day military parade, Paris.
1st Parachute Hussar Regiment of the 11th Parachute Brigade, on Bastille Day, Paris.
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1er R.T.P
C.E.T.A.P
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C.P du 3{{sup|e}} R.E.I in the 1{{sup|er}} B.E.P and 1{{sup|er}} R.E.P
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3{{sup|e}} R.P.C
5{{sup|e}} B.P.I.C
5{{sup|e}} B.C.C.P
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1{{sup|er}} R.H.P
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Insignia of the 2{{sup|e}} R.C.P, 1{{sup|er}} B.C.C.P-SAS and 1{{sup|er}} B.P.C
3{{sup|e}} R.C.P or 3rd French Special Air Service of H.M.'s British Army
3{{sup|e}} Bataillon du 2{{sup|e}} R.C.P or 4th French Special Air Service of H.M.'s British Army
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3rd (3{{sup|e}} R.C.P) and 4th (2{{sup|e}} R.C.P) French Special Air Service of H.M.'s British Army
Para Chasseur Company of Free French Forces (F.F.L)
F.F.L.-SAS reserved for SAS paratroopers of Free France 1940-1945
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7{{sup|e}} R.P.C.S

11th Light Intervention Division (11th Light Intervention Division 11e DLI formed from 10th Parachute Division 10e DP and 25th Parachute Division 25e DP).

Air assault

Movement of ground-based military forces by vertical take-off and landing aircraft—such as the helicopter—to seize and hold key terrain which has not been fully secured, and to directly engage enemy forces behind enemy lines.

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters transporting troops for an air assault exercise
Royal Marines Commandos preparing to abseil down from a Royal Marines Lynx helicopter from 847 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), used in utility support of 3 Commando Brigade. They can also act as attack helicopters with the addition of two pods of four TOW wire-guided anti-tank missiles.
Extraction of troops after an airmobile assault during the Vietnam War.
Troops dismounting a UH-1 during the Vietnam War.
1st Cavalry Division forces at LZ Stud.
1st Cavalry Division troops directing artillery on enemy trucks in A Shau Valley.
Portuguese Paratroopers jumping from an Alouette III helicopter, in an air assault in Angola, in the early 1960s.
XVIII Airborne Corps air assault during Desert Storm to secure the Coalition's left flank
Desert Storm – 101st Airborne's Rapid Refuel Point (RRP) capable of servicing 20 helicopters simultaneously
Preparations for Operation Swarmer in Iraq, 2006
Iraq 2007
Air assault mission with Apache gunship escort

11th Parachute Brigade

13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment

Special reconnaissance regiment of the French Army.

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13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment Scouts

From May 1, 1963 to July 31, 1963, the regiment was part of the 11th Light Intervention Division 11e DLI.

1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment

Oldest and among the most decorated airborne regiments of the French Army.

The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
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French Commando Parachute Group Brevet of Chuteur Opérationnel
French Army Parachute Brevet.
Co. Para du 3{{sup|e}} REI Insignia
Médaille militaire
Croix de guerre 1939–1945
Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieurs
Cross for Military Valor

This elite regiment is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

1st Parachute Hussar Regiment

Airborne cavalry unit in the French Army, founded in 1720 by Hungarian noble Ladislas Ignace de Bercheny.

Regimental Insignia of the 1er RHP
A Parachute Commando of a GCP Team from the 1st Parachute Hussar Regiment commencing airborne drop.
1st Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
Regimental Colors of the 1er RHP
Regimental Color Guard of the 1er RHP.
Comte Ladislas de Bercheny
Hussards de Bercheny under the Ancien Regime.
Charge of the 1st Hussars during the First French Empire.
Chef d'escadron of the 1st Hussars mounting the charge. Illustration of Louis-Ferdinand Malespina.
Portrait of duc d'Orléans, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1842)
1st Hussar in 1905.
Military certificate service of the 1st Parachute Hussard Regiment, 26 July 1978
VBL (armoured light vehicle) of the 1st Parachute Hussars Regiment in Afghanistan.
An ERC 90 Sagaie of the 1st Parachute Hussars Regiment in Côte d'Ivoire in 2003.
French Commando Parachute Group Brevet of Chuteur Opérationnel
1{{sup|er}} Circled Winged Armed Dextrochere of French Army Metropolitan Paratroopers
French Parachute Brevet.
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1{{sup|er}} Escadron.{{center|Toujours plus Oultre}}
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4{{sup|e}} Escadron.{{center|Sans Repit}}
5{{sup|e}} Escadron (reserve).{{center|Toquey Si Gauses}}
11{{sup|e}} Escadron (disbanded on 14 January 2011).{{center|Toujours Avant}}
Regimental Colors of the 1st Parachute Hussars Regiment with battle respective honours
Croix de guerre 1914-1918 with one vermeil star (Citation at the orders of the armed forces).
Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with one palm (citation at the orders of the armed forces).
Croix de la Valeur militaire with one palm in 2012 following engagement of the regiment in Afghanistan (Operation Pamir).<ref>Site de la 11{{sup|ème}} BP</ref>
{{center|Embarking of ERC 90 Sagaie of the 1st Parachute Hussars Regiment in a C160.}}
{{center|Aérolargage of a VBL of the 1st Parachute Hussars Regiment.}}
{{center|Parachute drop on the Ger zone by the 1{{sup|er}} RHP.}}

It is stationed in Tarbes and is a part of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment

Airborne elite regiment of the French Army heir to the 3rd Colonial Commando Parachute Battalion 3e BCCP created in 1948 and the 3rd Colonial Parachute Regiment 3e RPC.

Regimental insigne
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment
Regimental Colors of the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment
French Commando Parachute Group Brevet of Chuteur Opérationnel
<center>Insignia of the Marine Parachute Units</center>
French Parachute Brevet.
<center>Insignia of the 3{{sup|e}} B.C.C.P</center>
<center>Insignia of the 3{{sup|e}} R.P.C</center>
<center>Left arm insignia of the Troupes de Marine</center>
<center> Croix de Guerre TOE </center>
<center>Croix de la Valeur militaire</center>
Fourragère aux couleurs de la Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures

The regiment is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment

Airborne regiment of the French Army.

French marines with the 8th Marine Airborne Light Infantry Regiment scout ahead of a patrol Oct. 23, 2012, at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, during exercise Amercal 2012.
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
Regimental Colors of the 8th Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment.
French Commando Parachute Group Brevet of Chuteur Opérationnel
<center>Beret insignia of the Marine Parachute Units</center>
French Army Parachute Brevet.
<center>Right chest insignia of the 8{{sup|e}} B.P.C</center>
<center>Right chest insignia of the 8{{sup|e}} G.C.P</center>
<center>Right chest insignia of the 8{{sup|e}} R.P.C</center>
<center>Left arm insignia of the Troupes de Marine</center>
<center>Croix de Guerre TOE</center>
<center>Croix de la Valeur militaire</center>
Fourragère aux couleurs de la Médaille militaire
Fourragère aux couleurs de la Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures

This elite regiment is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

25th Parachute Division (France)

Airborne division of the French Army, part of the French Airborne Units.

25eD.P. Shoulder Arm Insignia featuring
Golden White Winged Spear
Organizational Chart of the 25th Parachute Division in April 1960
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
Circled Winged Armed Dextrochere of French Foreign Legion Paratroopers
French and Foreign Legion Parachute Brevet.
Anchored Winged Armed Dextrochere of French Army Marine Infantry Paratroopers
Insignia of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment
Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment
Insignia of 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment
Insignia of 14th Parachute Chasseur Regiment
Insignia of 18th Parachute Chasseur Regiment
Insignia of 35{{sup|e}} Régiment d'Artillerie Parachutiste
Insignia of 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment
Insignia of 1{{sup|er}} Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes
Insignia of 8{{sup|e}} Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine

In 1961 : following the putsch, the 10th Parachute Division and 25th Parachute Division were dissolved and formed on May 1, 1961, with the 11th Infantry Division (11e Division d'Infanterie), the 11th Light Intervention Division, which would later become the 11th Parachute Brigade.

9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment

Regimental insignia
The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.
Fourragère aux couleurs de la Croix de guerre 1914-1918
9th Parachute Chasseur Regimental Colors
Shoulder Arm Insignia of the 25th Parachute Division of France
French Parachute Brevet.
Shoulder Arm Insignia of the 10th Parachute Division of France
the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment at Laval, Mayenne for the general assembly in March 2012.
Ancien Flag honors at a Ceremony
Ceremony held by the old combatants of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment at Laval in March 2012
Ceremony held by the old combatants of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment at Laval in March 2012
<center>Croix de guerre 1914-1918</center>
<center>Médaille d'or de la ville de Milan</center>

The 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment (9e Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes, 9e RCP) was an airborne unit of the French Army that was part of the French Airborne Units and all three histories of the 10th Parachute Division, 25th Parachute Division and the 11th Parachute Brigade.