Gendarmes


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Gendarmes

 

(1) Personnel of the gendarmery.

(2) A type of heavy cavalry that appeared in France in the 13th century as a kind of knightly royal guard; from the mid-15th century, they were the crack units of the gentry heavy cavalry, who were celebrated for their striking force. With the spread of firearms and the appearance of the light cavalry, the functions of the heavy cavalry were taken over by the cuirassiers; in the 16th and 17th centuries the gendarmes lost their combat role. The small number of units of gendarmes that were retained in France (up to 1788) and Prussia (up to 1806) were used mainly as military police.

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Then, it is defined that, as of January 1, 2023, the officials holding positions of the Petty Officer and Gendarmes Plant who are occupying a position between the 22nd and 10th grades of the EUS and who have completed six years of permanence in the respective degree, they will receive the remuneration corresponding to the immediately superior degree, in case there are no vacancies available to materialize the corresponding promotions and provided that they fulfill all the requirements for the promotion to said degree.
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President Emmanuel Macron led national tributes on Wednesday to the gendarme who switched places with a woman hostage during an attack on a supermarket in southern Francelast week and was killed by the Islamist gunman.
Turkey had on Monday sent a number of other police troops and gendarmes to Afrin.
A security source said a meeting was held Tuesday afternoon between representatives of the relevant authorities in both countries around the circumstances of this incident that took place near an Algerian military barracks where gendarmes sometimes capture illegal migrants and persons suspected of links to terrorism.
Selon une source securitaire, une reunion s'est tenue mardi apres-midi, entre des representants des autorites concernees dans les deux pays autour des circonstances de cet incident qui a eu lieu pres d'une caserne militaire algerienne oo les gendarmes capturent parfois des migrants clandestins et des personnes soupconnees de liens avec le terrorisme.
Mr Favereau wrote that the gendarmes smashed open the windows of the car while it was in flames and dragged out its occupant.
Citing a number of sources within the police force, Al Jazeera Turk also claimed that the police had found that the gendarmes who visited Dink's apartment before the assassination and the other officer identified in the footage were all linked to a gendarme lieutenant identified by the initials M.D.
A pick-up truck from the gendarmerie drove-up the street and seven gendarmes stormed out carrying rifles.
Having failed to enter the studio, the attackers briefly took one of the gendarmes hostage before abandoning him with a broken arm.
ALGIERS - Clashes between Berbers and Arabs in the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia wounded 10 people Saturday, including two gendarmes, national news agency APS reported.