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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 18:31 pm 
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After the battle for France, the 3rd SAS had a rest at Epernay during their comrades of the 4th SAS which fight in the battle of the Bulge. Since the 11th Novembre 1944, they wore the marroon beret with Who Dares Wins badge like the British SAS. In February 1945, the SAS went to Le Havre for came back to England and make a new operation.

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This Sergeant is wearing a French Air Force's cap, he is wearing to on this battledress the American wings who he had during he was in the 1st Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes.

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The both French battalions are mobilize for make their last operation of the war. The target is the Drenthe region in Holland for take bridges accross the Kanaal Oranje before the Canadian Army's attack.

This paratroopers lesson the General Gale's speech who he's explain that they drop during the night of the 7th and 8th April 1945.

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Amherst operation is begin, this SAS were drop the night near Assen.

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13th April, the Canadians arrive for make a jonction with SAS

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Thanks to our Canadian reporter Eric for made this pictures.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 19:02 pm 
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I have two pet hates wi Brit re-enactors portraying WWII soldiers, wearing their berets (or hats) like they are walking along the Falls Road, it resting just on their eyebrowse, and trouser blousers as modern soldiers do...you guys for most part, haven't done that and it's small details like that which make a million times the difference between authenticity and ex army guys just dressing up in old uniforms we see... :evil:

Well done guys, I have heard in the past all about our continental counterparts authenticity, but this is just another example of our friends from the Auld Alliance doing it, and doing it well... 8) :D

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Excellent photographs chaps, nice to see 3 RCP getting some light too ;)

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Great impression about a unit you dont see very often, very nice to see you guys in action!

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Good to see the French being well represented.

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Thanks guys !


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Fantastic photo's lads, excellent impression done so very well. I have a question, I see most of you carrying M3 fighting knives and wondered if French paras and SAS also used the FAIRBAIRN SYKES COMMANDO DAGGER?
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Thanks. Yes French paratroops used too a Fairbairn Sykes.


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thanks. I am interested in finding out more info about the Free French paras and SAS in WW2. could you send me any useful links to websites you know of please.
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Great shots there, what programme did you use to age the pic's ?

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There is only one good website about French SAS : http://lerot.org/fflsas/
The best informations, there are in books.

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Excellant, what cap badge are the Canadian Armoured wearing, Royal Canadian Dragoons?


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BarceB711 wrote:
Excellant, what cap badge are the Canadian Armoured wearing, Royal Canadian Dragoons?


I don't know, the Canadians troops are from other reenactment group, its name is Maple Leaf (French group).


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thanks for the link :wink:

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I have bought a bulk lot of my own Regiment items which includes a history of French Dragoons and an epaulette, we played them at foot ball in Innsbruk in 47, I am ebaying this later unless any of the French re-enactors would like to make me an offer? if so PM me.


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