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Commemorative Challenge Coin: French Foreign Legion - 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (French: 2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes, 2e REP)

The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment is the only foreign airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion and France, currently stationed at Camp Raffalli near the town of Calvi on the island of Corsica, just south of mainland France. It is one of the four infantry regiments of the 11th Parachute Brigade 11eBP and part of the spearhead of the French rapid reaction force.

The 2e REP is composed of around 1140 men organized into 10 companies and a reserve unit of 60 men.

  • Compagnie de commandement et de logistique (CCL) - Command and Logistics Company

  • Compagnie d'administration et de soutien (CAS) - Administrative and Support Company

  • Compagnie d'appui (CEA) - Reconnaissance & Support Company (pathfinder (SRR), anti-tank (SAC), long range sniper (STE), and airborne commando (GCP) sections)

  • Compagnie de maintenance (CM) – Regimental Maintenance Company

  • 1re CIE - 1st Company specialises in urban warfare

  • 2e CIE - 2nd Company specialises in Mountain warfare

  • 3e CIE - 3rd Company specialises in amphibious warfare

  • 4e CIE - 4th Company specialises in sniping and demolitions

  • 5e CIE - 5th Company specialises in Desert warfare

  • 6e CIE – 6th Company - Reserve Unit 

Coin diameter: 50mm     

 

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