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Foreign Air Supply Company
(Compagnie étrangère de Ravitaillement par Air)
Company Insignia
Active January 1, 1951 to August 31, 1951
Country France
Branch Flag of legion.svgFrench Foreign Legion
Type Foreign Airborne Supply
Garrison/HQ Bac Mai
Colors Green and Red
Anniversaries Camerone Day
Engagements First Indochina War
Abbreviation C.E.R.A

Each year, the French Foreign Legion commemorates and celebrates Camarón in its headquarters in Aubagne and Bastille Day military parade in Paris; featuring the Pionniers leading and opening the way.

The Foreign Air Supply Company (French language: compagnie étrangère de ravitaillement par air) (C.E.R.A) was a air supply unit of the French Foreign Legion.

The Foreign Air Supply Company was an ephemeral unit of the French Foreign Legion which fought in the First Indochina War.

The company was created on January 1, 1951 from the Air Supply Company (C.R.A) from the Northern Airborne Base (B.A.P.N). Stationed at Bac Mai, the foreign combat company was in charge of delivering logistical supply and was manned by 120 legionnaires and 70 autochthones.[1]

Dissolved, the foreign combat company became on September 1, 1951, the Air Supply Company of the Viet Nam Land Forces (C.R.A/FTVN).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Revue Képi blanc Hors série 2008 n° 1 page 10

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