1 Er Bep/ 1 Rep Pair of Lozenge Shoulder Patches??

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    1 Er Bep/ 1 Rep Pair of Lozenge Shoulder Patches??

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:35 am




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    Re: 1 Er Bep/ 1 Rep Pair of Lozenge Shoulder Patches??

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:42 pm

    Hi Gulf.

    First query,is the piping Red or Orange??

    Red and green are traditional legion colour combinations....


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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:19 pm

    Apoligies for my rubbish camera again,they are red on a green background.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:04 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Apoligies for my rubbish camera again,they are red on a green background.

    okey dokey Mate, err still not sure though,I carried out a search for these little beauties, and the closest I could find was a recent ebay sale!


    Losange 1° RCP 1er Régiment Chasseurs Paras ( Troupe .

    Could be,could be Question

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:16 pm

    No idea Gary,just going with what was written on the little note that came with the patches---

    1ER BEP or 1REP 1st Regiment of Parachutists-EXTREMELY RARE.

    This was the night of the generals/the regiment was disbanded by Degaulle after the attempted coup on Paris. Condemned after this and relegated to Infantry status.

    No idea myself to be honest.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:56 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:No idea Gary,just going with what was written on the little note that came with the patches---

    1ER BEP or 1REP 1st Regiment of Parachutists-EXTREMELY RARE.

    This was the night of the generals/the regiment was disbanded by Degaulle after the attempted coup on Paris. Condemned after this and relegated to Infantry status.

    No idea myself to be honest.




    Even cooler Mate, I love anything that requires further study, specially French items, please show more if you get the chance Smile

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:10 pm

    Will do.

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    Post by filupe on Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:36 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    This was the night of the generals/the regiment was disbanded by Degaulle after the attempted coup on Paris. Condemned after this and relegated to Infantry status.

    You were right in that they were disbanded after the 'putsch' but not relegated to infantry status. As the French say 'C'est fini' They ceased to exist, gone ... as in the parrot sketch!

    I'm unsure that your insignia are BEP/REP or even foreign legion at all ... I am only familiar with the green on black lozenge with flaming bomb centre which I thought was generic to all legion units. I could be wrong, and will refer to more specialised references when I get home.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:59 am

    Thanks Filupe,I have NO IDEA at all regarding them,just going on the hand written note that was in the envelope they came in.

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    Post by filupe on Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:34 am

    Had a squiz through my references:

    Paras Francais Algerie 1954-1962
    Paras Francais Indochine 1945-1954
    La Legion Etrangere en Indochine 1946-1956

    Unfortunately I'm certain your lozenge has nothing to do with the Foreign Legion, the closest I could find was a tri-bordered red on green lozenge with '2' in the centre as opposed to '1' - '2e compagnie de livraison par air' which translates to 2nd Air Freight Company or in military terms, Air Despatch.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:27 pm

    filupe wrote:Had a squiz through my references:

    Paras Francais Algerie 1954-1962
    Paras Francais Indochine 1945-1954
    La Legion Etrangere en Indochine 1946-1956

    Unfortunately I'm certain your lozenge has nothing to do with the Foreign Legion, the closest I could find was a tri-bordered red on green lozenge with '2' in the centre as opposed to '1' - '2e compagnie de livraison par air' which translates to 2nd Air Freight Company or in military terms, Air Despatch.

    Thanks for going to the trouble of searching and not the end of the world as luckily they werent bought as ultra rare mega expensive items but would have been nice if they had turned out to be Laughing Laughing Laughing

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