75 years ago: Foreign Legion’s first airborne unit was disbanded

75 years ago, in late May 1949, the first airborne unit of the French Foreign Legion was disbanded in Northern Vietnam, during the First Indochina War (1946-54). The Legion paratroopers had conducted operations around Hanoi, as well as in remote, forested areas along the Vietnam-China border. They were the first legionnaires to wear the green beret that was adopted by the entire Legion a decade later.

To learn more about the unit, follow the link:
Parachute Company 3e REI

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
Compagnie Parachutiste du 3e REI


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