25e D.P Patch


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    25e D.P Patch

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:07 am

    Hi Guys.

    Here's One my favourite military history patches, from my collection, I find the controversial history of this unit fascinating.

    Courtesy of Wikipedia

    The French Army created two parachute divisions in 1956, the 10th parachute division (10e Division Parachutiste, 10e DP) under the command of General Jacques Massu and the 25th Parachute Division (25e Division Parachutiste, 25e DP) under the command of General Sauvagnac. The 10e DP formed from a looser 1955-formed previous Groupement Parachutiste d'Intervention, the 25e DP was established from the 25th Airportable Division which had been previously stationed in Provence.[1]
    In the aftermath of the Algiers putsch, both formations were disbanded and their regiments merged into the Light Intervention Division (Division Légère d'Intervention). It became the 11th Parachute Division (11e Division Parachutiste, 11e DP) in 1971.
    In the aftermath of the Cold War, the French Army reorganised and the 11e DP became the 11th Parachute Brigade in 1999.

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