Training of horseriding of the 12th regiment of hussars. France 1912
How to find the regiment of your ancestor ? Its grade, decoration and military file.
♦♦♦ On the photograph of your ancestor, the details shown on his uniform can give you this type of information. N°12 on the collar means “12th regiment”, the flame engraved in the buttons indicates “hussars”.
Above a photograph of the 12th regiment of Hussars located in France. The picture has been taken in 1912.
When writing your family history, add the photographs of your ancestors. If you have military ancestors, it would be very interesting for your chidren to know their career or at least their name, regiment, grade and enlisting date.
♦♦♦ These documents can be consulted and discussed when having a family gathering.
♦♦ Don’t forget to write down names and dates (possibly location) on the photograph.
My father Captain Christian TASTET reviewing troops in Abidjan – Ivory Coast in 1961
Daniel BEGU – 1939
Rene TASTET’s nephew.
Daniel joined the Navy in 1939 as a radio engineer on a warship called “Le Malin” (‘The Cunning’).
After the war, he worked as an aircraft assistant. He became Mayor of Martignas en Jalle, a French town in Bordeaux area.
Keep a record of your ancestors in the army
for you and your children.
It will allow you to discover your family story
and pay tribute to the soldier they have been in their young days.
My grand-father René TASTET
French Gendarmerie Nationale
Keep alive the memory of your ancestors : photos, military career, family story for your children.