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French Armed Forces : News,photos,videos

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Soldiers from the 13th DBLE were deployed in Iraq to train the local forces,but were replaced recently by soldiers from the 11th Parachute Brigade.
    Currently as far as I know,they aren't involved in overseas operations.
    Outside mainland France,the Legion has a detachment in Mayotte and the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment deployed in french Guyana,which is involved in operations against illegal gold mining sites and gold panners. (Garimpeiros)
    The efforts of the legionnaires,other units involved and the Gendarmerie paid off,as the number of illegal panners and gold mining sites decreased sharply and continues to decrease.
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    Yah I know about the African deployment currently. Was wondering if there are other less known areas.
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    Yeah I half suspected a French Guiana deployment, although technically not a foreign deployment :p
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Technically,you are right,lol. :p
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    FFL soldiers have been spotted with new plate carriers. There aren't much news around it yet,nor know if it's being issued to all the army etc,but will come with details later if I've got any. Not 100% sure,but it is most likely the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier.

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    Hesky Baig FULL MEMBER

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    Interesting if they are used like dragoons - helicopter mounted but fight as foot soldiers. Like dragoons first do. Do French regiments follow original doctrine of combat show by their names?

    What is this building, please inform?


    PDF.

    On BD forums.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The 5e régiment de dragons (5th dragoon regiment) is an inter-arm cavalry regiment of the french army.

    The 5th dragoon will be composed of ;

    -1 command and logistic squadron.
    -3 armored squadrons operating on Leclerc tanks and VBLs.
    -2 infantry companies opeating on VBCIs.
    -1 mixed support company (engineering and artillery) operting on VABs GEN and VABs VOA.
    -1 reconaissance squadron operating on VBLs.
    -1 reserve squadron.

    It's the beautiful basilica "Notre-Dame de la Garde" in Marseille.


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    VERY beautiful. What is basilica? Another name for church? Why it looks different?
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The word basilica is derived from a Greek term meaning “royal house.” In the Catholic world, a basilica is a church building that has been accorded special privileges by the pope. There are two kinds of basilicas. The world’s four major, or papal, basilicas are St. John Lateran, St. Peter, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and St. Mary Major, all in Rome.

    Minor, or lesser, basilicas are significant churches in Rome and elsewhere in the world that meet certain criteria and are given special ecclesiastical privileges. Minor basilicas are traditionally named because of their antiquity, dignity, historical value, architectural and artistic worth, and/or significance as centers of worship. A basilica must “stand out as a center of active and pastoral liturgy,” according to the 1989 Vatican document Domus ecclesiae.

    http://www.stspeterandpaulbasilica.com/what-makes-a-basilica

    The Basilica was built in the Neo-Byzantine architecture.
    As well as being a major local landmark, Notre-Dame de la Garde is the site of a popular annual pilgrimage every August 15, the Feast of the Assumption.
     
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    Hesky Baig FULL MEMBER

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    Please, thank you very much.

    There is so much to learn, I feel helpless.
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    Hesky are you A-team, sher malang or someone else? (Just curious)
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    Hmm...laser-cut molle. An excellent new development as it offers all the capabilities of traditional molle, but has the added benefit of being less prone to getting entangled on stuff & being less conspicuous even in civilian situations.

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    Sir, not them. I have read on PDF, they are good Afghans, but not me. I thought I am now in India for visit for business, is good time to join. But find PDF looking strange, no Indians, and IDF looking strange, many Indians. When I return to Singapore, perhaps not so much post. I want to post to make my English more and more good.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Today,the french armed forces are among the most feminized in the world. The 4th to be precise behind Israel,Hungary and the United States.

    -31,424 women are serving in the french armed forces.
    -1 out of 6 personnel in the armed forces is a woman.
    -More than 500 women are actually deployed in overseas operations.
    -The number of women recruits continues to rise. In 2016 3,040 women joined the armed forces.

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    In the ground forces ;

    -11,173 of them are serving in the ground forces
    -They also make 14% of the reserve force.
    -The famous officer's Saint-Cyr school is training 10x more women than 25 years ago.

    Not too bad for a job most likely associated with men....

    The french army does a lot in term of equality between men and women offering ;

    -The same status.
    -The same salary.
    -The same mission.
    And the same determination !

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    Are women allowed in ground combat roles?
     
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  15. Levina

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    Afaik no field combat units or submarines for french women.
    But otherwise I like the 1:6 ratio of women in French army. Heard even Napolean had women in his army.
     

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