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Credit : 17ème Régiment du Génie Parachutiste On The Champs-Elysées, SLD, Paris, July 14th, 2010

The 17th RGP walks under heavy rain during the French yearly military parade traditionnaly held every 14th of July ever since 1880.

Created in 1949, the 17th RGP (Régiment du Génie Parachutiste) is the only regiment dedicated to field engineering within the French parachutist brigade. Based in Montauban, it can accomplish any support mission (reconnaissance; demining; etc): it participated in 2007 to the Birao Operation in Darfur (which was the first French airborne operation since Kolweizi in 1978) and is currently part of the Altor Task Force in Afghanistan in the Surobi valley.

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