France - Insigne 1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes, 1er R.C.P

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The 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment (French: 1er Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes, 1er R.C.P) is the oldest and among the most decorated airborne regiments of the French Army beside the 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment, the 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment and the Foreign Parachute Battalions, Regiments, Companies and Units of the French Foreign Legion. Established in the French Army in 1943 and formerly present in the French Air Force since 1937, the chasseur distinguished Regimental Colors during the campaigns of the Liberation of Paris, the First Indochina War in 1947, 1950, 1953, 1954 and the Algerian War. This elite regiment is part of the 11th Parachute Brigade.

The 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment is the only French parachute regiment that traces roots to the French Air Force, hence the representation of a golden Hawk on the rank insignia and that of uniforms and which originally referred to the 601st Airborne Infantry Group and 602nd Airborne Infantry Group respectively (601e G.I.A, 602eG.I.A).

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