Saturday 29 April 2023

Chasseurs D'Afrique in Mexico

 From the wiki

On 5 May 1863 the 1st Chasseurs d'Afrique distinguished itself in a clash with Mexican lancers during the Battle of San Pablo del Monte. The regimental flag was subsequently decorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honour, the first French cavalry regiment to receive this distinction.[7] 5 May remains the annual day of celebration for the modern Chass. d'Af.[8]

1 comment:

  1. I seem to recall the French gave the flag back in recent years.