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Thursday, September 10, 2015

French Navy Creates a Seventh "Commando Marine" / Special Forces Unit Named "Ponchardier"

French Navy CommandosThe French Ministry of Defence announced that defence minister Le Drian will lead the inauguration ceremony for the creation of a new "Commando Marine" (Navy Commando) unit on September 11 2015.

According to the French Navy, this new special forces unit will be specialized in special operations support. In other words it will be some kind of "logistics" commando.

This new elite unit was created on September 1st this year and is named after Vice Admiral Pierre Ponchardier (1909-1961) , commanding officer of aircraft carrier La Fayette and vice Chief of Navy Staff.

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