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unknown french cloth badge from the french foreign legion ?


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Hello Andreas.

I can be only of limited help here. These cloth insignia were introduced during the time of the North Africa conflict. They indicated higher echelon formations the different regiments belonged to. They were worn, I believe always on the right upper arm. This, the rooster I believe has a very French meaning ( fighting rooster?) but what it is escapes me.

Bernhard H. Holst

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Thank´s Bernhard,

I know that he was in the French Foreign Legion from 1948 until 1958.

He was promoted Sergent 1.12.1955 and wounded in North Vietnam 26.10.1952

at Ban Fe Trosc ?

KR

Andreas

Hello Andreas

The location means nothing to me. It could be any of the more than 4000 villages in the Tonkin area alone and at anyone of which some engagement may have taken place.

Bernhard H. Holst

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The patch is for the 12th Infantry Division (12e division d'infanterie) in Algeria from 1956 to 1962. Both the 3e REI and the 5e REI served in the division, so that fits with the badges and information in your other thread.

12e DI

http://encyclopedie-afn.org/12eDI

http://encyclopedie-afn.org/12eDI_-_COMPOSITION

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Thank´s Bernhard,

I know that he was in the French Foreign Legion from 1948 until 1958.

He was promoted Sergent 1.12.1955 and wounded in North Vietnam 26.10.1952

at Ban Fe Trosc ?

KR

Andreas

I'm not a Vietnamese linguist, but this name doesn't look Vietnamese to me except for the first word which reminds me of Ban Me Thuot, a city in Dak Lak province, which is in South Viet Nam.

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The patch is for the 12th Infantry Division (12e division d'infanterie) in Algeria from 1956 to 1962. Both the 3e REI and the 5e REI served in the division, so that fits with the badges and information in your other thread.

12e DI

http://encyclopedie-afn.org/12eDI

http://encyclopedie-afn.org/12eDI_-_COMPOSITION

Thanks Dave

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