3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment

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3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment
(3e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes)
Regiment Insignia
Active September 1, 1955 – December 1, 1955
Disbanded December 1, 1955
Country France
Branch Flag of legion.svgFrench Foreign Legion
Type Foreign Airborne Regiment
Part of
Garrison/HQ Batna
Abbreviation 3e REP

The 3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment (French: 3e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes, 3e R.E.P) was a foreign parachute regiment of the French Foreign Legion and previous 3rd Foreign Parachute Battalion, (3e B.E.P) from September 1, 1955, to December 1, 1955.[1][2]


Based at Batna, the regiment becomes operational but then is dissolved on December 1, 1955; the legionnaires constituting the regiment are merged with the 2nd Foreign Parachute Battalion, (2e B.E.P) to form a new corps, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e R.E.P).[1]



The Archangel Michael featured in Mont Saint-Michel and the Insignia of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment.


The insignia of the Foreign Legion Paratroopers of France represents a closed <<winged armed dextrochere>>, meaning a "right winged arm" armed with a sword pointing upwards. The Insignia makes reference to the Patron of Paratroopers. In fact, the Insignia represents <<the right Arm of Saint Michael>>, the Archangel which according to Liturgy is the <<Armed Arm of God>>. This Insignia is the symbol of righteous combat and fidelity to superior missions.

Colonel Paul Marie Félix Jacques René Arnaud de Foïard

Regimental Colors[edit]

Regimental Song[edit]



Battle honours[edit]

Regimental Commanders[edit]

3rd Foreign Parachute Regiment[edit]

Insigne3REP.jpg 3e Regiment Etranger de Parachutistes 3e REP Tenure ( September 1, 1955- December 1, 1955 )[3]

Notable Officers and Legionnaires[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1] Official Website of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment, History of the 2e REP, the 3rd Foreign Parachute Battalion 3e Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes"
  2. ^ Windrow, Martin (1985). French Foreign Legion Paratroops. p. 17. 
  3. ^ [2] Official Website of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment, Historique du 2e REP, 3e Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes, les Chefs de Corps

External links[edit]

  • 3e REP - History & images of the 3e REP