C023681 FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION "2d Regiment Etrangere Parachutiste" INSIGNIA.

Circa-1961-62 French Foreign Legion 2. REP pocket insignia for the 2d Regiment Etrangere Parachutiste, the 2nd Foreign Legion Parachute Regiment. Triangular insignia featuring the Chinese dragon of Indochina and an enameled Foreign Legion crest design in red and green in the center. Typical Drago Paris construction with stamped circular brass pin back holding the attachment pin (these are dated by the pin attachment, the "G1948" in the upper left corner is the insignia or design number for this insignia, not the date. ) The 2d. REP was formed from the 2nd Battalion Etrangere Parachutiste in 1961 when the 1st REP was disbanded for mutiny in Algeria. This distinguished unit fought in Algeria and later carried out the famous raid on Kolwezi. Nice condition.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $119.00

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