Do you know the 3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment?

It would not be the 2e REP without the 3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment (3e REP). That’s right. The 3e REP is, belive or not, a predecessor of the famous 2e REP. Formed as the 3rd Foreign Parachute Battalion in Algeria in 1949, the 3e REP was deactivated in 1955, by establishing the 2e REP. See some data and photos of the little-known regiment of the French Foreign Legion.

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History of the 3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment - 3rd Foreign Parachute Battalion - 3e REP - 3e BEP - 3 REP