25th Parachute Division (France)
Airborne division of the French Army, part of the French Airborne Units.- 25th Parachute Division (France)
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The history of French airborne units began in the Interwar period when the French Armed Forces formed specialized paratroopers units.
25th Parachute Division (25th Parachute Division 25e DP, dissolved).
Land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.
The Army created two parachute divisions in 1956, the 10th Parachute Division under the command of General Jacques Massu and the 25th Parachute Division under the command of General Sauvagnac.
Unit of the French Army, dominantly infantry, part of the French Airborne Units and specialized in air combat and air assault.
The 11th Parachute Brigade, originally the 11th Light Intervention Division (11e DLI), was created from airborne units of the 10th Parachute Division 10e D.P and 25th Parachute Division 25e D.P, both dissolved following the Algiers putsch of 1961 during the Algerian War.
Only airborne regiment of the Foreign Legion in the French Army.
The combat companies of the 2e B.E.P were formed by the 4th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion in Morocco and the depot of the foreign regiments in Sidi-bel-Abbès, were assigned by the 25th Airborne Division Element.
Special reconnaissance regiment of the French Army.
The regiment first integrated the 25th Parachute Division constituted on June 1956, following which the regiment was then transferred on July 1, 1957 to the 10th Parachute Division during the Algerian War.
Corps of the French Army with a specific command and comprising several specialities: infantry, cavalry, engineers, airborne troops.
The main activity during the period 1954–1962 was as part of the operations of the 10th Parachute Division and 25th Parachute Division.
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.
Airborne regiment of the French Army.
1 May 1956 : creation of the 8th Colonial Parachute Regiment 8e RCP at the corps of the 25th Parachute Division 25e DP.
Formation of the French Army, part of the French Airborne Units.
When the putsch failed the 25e D.P. along with the 10e D.P. were dissolved and the 1er R.E.P was the only regiment disbanded.
Heir to the traditions of the 17th Colonial Engineer Regiment (17e Régiment Colonial du Génie, 17eRGC) which illustrated itself during World War II.
1956–1962: the 75th Airborne Engineer Company issued from the 3rd combat company of the 17th Airborne Battalion Regiment was attached to the 25th Parachute Division. The company became in 1961 the 61st Airborne Engineer Regiment and intervened in Bizerte.