Chasseurs

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Chasseur - Modern French Army
... The modern French Army comprises bataillons of Chasseurs à pied (mechanized infantry 16e BC),Chasseurs-Alpins (mountain troops 7e, 13e, 27e BCA) and regiments of Chasseurs ... In addition one regiment of Chasseurs d'Afrique (training unit 1er RCA) has been re-raised to commemorate this branch of the French cavalry ... Since May 1943 there has been a "Régiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes" (1er RCP) ...
Battle Of Sidi-Brahim - Legacy
... The expression "faire Sidi Brahim" became a motto of the chasseurs ... During the First World War, the 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpins took a German pass for several days and, lacking munitions, managed to repulse the German attack with stones ... There the chasseurs won the nickname "schwarzen Teufel" (black devils), which later became "blue devils", which they still use ...
Mountain Warfare Training - France
12 of the 31 existing Chasseurs à Pied ("Hunters on Foot") battalions were selected to be converted ... first units were named Bataillons Alpins de Chasseurs à Pied ("Hunters on Foot Alpine Battalions"), later shortened to Bataillons de Chasseurs Alpins ("Alpine Hunters Battalions") ... The Chasseurs are easily recognised by their wide beret (when not in battle uniform), named tarte (= pie) ...
Battle Of Sidi-Brahim - Battle
... After a first encounter, the French's numbers were reduced from 450 to 82 chasseurs and hussars against 10,000 Algerian Berbers ... Cornered, the chasseurs of the carabinier company took refuge in a marabout, from which they repulsed all assaults ... the front of the marabout to demand the chasseurs' surrender, but instead used his time there to exhort the survivors to fight to the death, for which Abdelkader beheaded him ...
Ardennes Chasseur Regiment - History
... The origin of the Chasseurs Ardennais starts with a concept conceived in 1914 by Colonel Bremer and pushed further by General Hellebaut in 1928 the creation of a corps ... On 10 March 1933, King Albert I changed the unit's name from 10e de ligne to Régiment des Chasseurs Ardennais. 1937, three regiments were created 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiment des Chasseurs Ardennais they were located in Arlon, Bastogne and Vielsalm ...