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Archives du mois de August 2015

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- 08 -282015

In Honour and by Victory, thirteenth episode : the Normandie-Niemen Regiment

The 3rd Fighter Group Normandie (CG 3) was formed at Damascus in Syria in September 1942. In order to ensure that French servicemen serve on all fronts in the war, General de Gaulle suggested that […]

- 08 -252015

In Honour and by Victory, twelfth episode : № 340 Squadron RAF – Fighter Group 4/2 “Ile-de-France

The Fighter Group 4/2 “Ile de France” operated in both fighter sweeps and anti-shipping operations. Formed in Britain in November 1941, it was attached to № 13 Group RAF, where it was organised as № […]

- 08 -212015

In Honour and by Victory, eleventh episode : № 341 Squadron RAF – Fighter Group 3/2 “Alsace

The Fighter Group 3/2 “Alsace” was formed in Lebanon, in September 1941, to perform ferry flying missions. During the summer of 1942, the squadron took part in the defence of Alexandria, in Egypt. In January […]

- 08 -182015

In Honour and by Victory, tenth episode : № 342 Squadron RAF – Groupe de Bombardement n° 1/20 “Lorraine”

The Groupe réserve de bombardement n°1 (GRB-1) was formed in the French colony of Chad, in November 1940. It provided troop support for Leclerc’s men in the Kufra Oasis in Italian Libya and went on […]

- 08 -142015

In Honour and by Victory, neinth episode : the 13th Foreign Legion Half-Brigade

In June 1940, the 13th Foreign Legion Half-Brigade (13e DBLE) was withdrawn to Great-Britain from Norway along with the remaining troops of the Franco-British Expeditionary force. Over one thousand legionnaires, half of the men serving […]

- 08 -112015

« In Honour and by Victory », eighth episode: the 1st Colonial Artillery Regiment

In 1940, a small artillery group composed of volunteers of the Free French Forces, was formed in Britain. This small group was reinforced with colonial artillerymen from French Cameroons, headed by Captain Laurent Champrosay who […]

- 08 -072015

« In Honour and by Victory », seventh episode : the Marching Regiment of Chad

On 26 August 1940, the French colony of Chad and the Senegalese Light Infantry Regiment of Chad (RTST) rallied by the side of Free France. Composed of African “Tirailleurs” (riflemen), the regiment quickly became one […]

- 08 -042015

« In Honour and by Victory », sixth episode : The 1st Moroccan Spahis March Regiment

On 30 June 1940, the commander of the First Squadron of the 1st Regiment of the Spahis Light Cavalry, Captain Paul Jourdier, an officer who had rallied to the Free French cause, crossed the Lebanese […]

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