70 years ago: A Foreign Legion airborne battalion was established

Read a freshly reworked article dedicated to a Foreign Legion airborne battalion that was established in North Africa 70 years ago, in mid-November 1949. The battalion would train legionnaires to take part in the First Indochina War (1946-1954) as paratroopers. Six years later, the unit was redesignated to a regiment, but for a very short time.

See the history of the shortest living regiment of the Foreign Legion:
3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment

La version française de l’article pour les visiteurs français:
3e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes


3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment - History - 3e REP