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Fusiliers de l'air on the Champs-Élysées on the 60th anniversary of VE day.

Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air, armed with FAMAS F1 assault rifles, await for the opening of the Memorial Day ceremony at the LaFayette Escadrille Monument in Paris, France.

The Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air (French for "Fusilier commandos of the Air (force)") of France's Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) are equivalent to the United Kingdom's RAF Regiment, Germany's Objektschutzregiment der Luftwaffe or the United States Air Force's United States Air Force Security Forces. They are airmen armed and trained as infantry, who provide ground defense of air bases and secure forward base areas. They also participate in forward air control, combat search and rescue missions and as air assault infantry.

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Specialty Fusilier Commando Air. Responsible for the protection of defense-sensitive points of the Air Force and air bases, intervention in the context of overseas operations or special missions, participation in the tasks assigned to Special Operations Command ...
Employed in unit protection or intervention.

In units of protection, this is a fighter whose role is to ensure the protection of air power in the national territory, in the DOM COM, in countries with which France has cooperation agreements and on theaters (human and material resources of the air Force air bases and detachment).

fusilier commando air is to ensure as a team:

The implementation of patrols to deter, detect and intervene to neutralize and delay, by force if necessary, any malicious act against facilities of the Air Force.Control access to the most sensitive.

In units of protection of air bases on the mainland (Dijon, Saint-Dizier, Luxeuil, Nancy, Drachenbronn, Evreux, Villacoublay, Orleans, Avord, Tours, Creil, Brest, Mont-de-Marsan, Cazaux, Cognac, Orange, Istres, Solenzara, Lyon, Paris).

In protective detachment several months on external sites: (Tchad, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Djibouti, United Arab Emirates, French Guiana, Reunion, New Caledonia ...).

It may, subject to having the ability paratrooper and successful in-house evaluation tests, becoming a paratrooper and commando be used in response unit (CPA 10, 20 and 30).

After some years of experience in a training center and training (training squadron of air commandos in Dijon).


CFPSAA: Commandement des forces de protection et de sécurité de l'Armée de l'Air, headquartered at Base aérienne 102 Dijon-Longvic,[1] has overall responsibility for the Fusilier Commandos together with the French Air Force's firefighters.[2] CFPSAA is made up of "...3600 force protection specialists and firemen...34 protection units, 33 fire-fighting...and three intervention paratrooper commandos."[3]

See also


  1. fr:Base aérienne 102 Dijon-Longvic
  2. fr:Pompier de l'air
  3. CFPSAA, French Defence Ministry page

External links

  • [1] Les fusiliers commandos. French Defence Ministry page (French)

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