Help needed to identify French badge.

My neighbour collects all manner of militaria and has just purchased this French badge by Drago of Paris ... anyone know the unit?



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Don't know what packages you use but I open the link, right click and slect translate this page option. I use IE8


k13eod said:
Cheers mate, much appreciated.

Now ... any French speakers care for a translation?
In a nutshell is the a depot formed post war and closed in 1963 for cross service parachute training, something like our PTS in Brize.
Cheers again Alsacien, I will pass that on to him and let him get on with his own research!

A_Y ... no translate facility for me!
Google tool bar translation:

School of Airborne Troops (ETAP) is an organization responsible for training paratroopers of the four components of theFrench army (army, navy, gendarmerie, and Air Force). Founded in late 1963 in its current form, it is located at Camp Astra north of Pau. Training Unit of theArmy, it depends on commandment of the formation of the Army (COFAT)
I had a telephone call this afternoon from an old French colleague from my tour at Pau, to say that Col. Marcel Bigeard had died. Rest In Peace.

Sorry to digress there..................................
Bugger, just seen the Military Obits thread on Col Bigeard. My apologies

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