Bègue, Fernand Eugène

    Date of birth:
    November 30th, 1924 (Antananarivo, Madagascar)
    Date of death:
    April 9th, 1945 (Gasselte, the Netherlands)
    Nationality:
    French (1870-present, Republic)

    Biography

    Fernand Bègue was born on French Madagascar. Joined the FFL (Free French Troops) on Madagascar in January 1943 with FAFL No: 35831.
    Regrouped in Great Brittain and received parachutist training at Chamberley in August 1943. Gained the rank of Chasseur parachutist 2nd Class on 8 august 1943 with 4th SAS. Took part in operation Dingson from 9th June 1944 until 18th June 1944, operation Spencer with 1st Squadron from 26th August 1944 until 14th September 1944, operation Franklin from 24th December 1944 until 30th January 1945 with HQ Jeep, A Troop, Combat Squadron and operation Amherst with 3/1st Squadron, 4th SAS from 4th April 1945 until 20th April 1945.
    Buried : Memorial S.A.S in Sennecey-le-Grand.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Chasseur parachutiste 2eme classe
    Unit:
    3/1st Squadron, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
    Awarded on:
    January 28th, 1946
    Awarded posthumously by 'décret' of 28th January 1946.
    Médaille Militaire
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Caporal (Corporal)
    Unit:
    3/1st Squadron, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
    Awarded on:
    January 2nd, 1951
    Awarded for:
    Operation Amherst
    Royal Decree No.15 dated 2nd January 1951.
    Awarded posthumously.
    Bronzen Kruis (BK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Caporal
    Unit:
    3/1st Squadron, 4th SAS Regiment, Special Air Service (SAS), Army Air Corps, British Army
    Awarded on:
    January 28th, 1946
    awarded posthumously by Décret JORF (official journal of the French Republic) dated 24 February 1946 - page 1224 G
    Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

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