Last representative of Hunter Fighter Regiment awarded by Belarus’ Ambassador to France

Last representative of Hunter Fighter Regiment awarded by Belarus’ Ambassador to France

Another award found its hero on February 23 in France. AndréPeironi is the last alive representative of the legendary Hunter Fighter Regiment (Régiment de Chasse Normandie-Niemen). He has been presented the Order of Honor of the Republic of Belarus.

André Peironi took part in freeing the territory of Belarus from German occupants; what is more, he participated in military action in Western Europe as well.

Pavel Latushko, Ambassador of Belarus to France, Spain and Portugal:
It is symbolic that the Régiment de Chasse Normandie-Niemen has the name of the Belarusian river Neman in it. And today, whilst awarding the last alive participant of the Régiment de Chasse Normandie-Niemen from the name of the President of the Republic of Belarus, we want to say thank you to him, thank you to all the French people who helped to free Belarus.

The Régiment de Chasse Normandie-Niemen was a bright example of Soviet-French brotherhood. And today Belarus and France continue to closely cooperate, but on peaceful platforms though.