European volunteers in the Regia Marina

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European volunteers in the Regia Marina

Post by Hyus » 25 Aug 2020 15:53

I have heard that a unit of Croats was recruited in Dalmatia by the Regia Marina, and served alongside the San Marco marines in that region. But I know nothing about them (not even what this unit was called), or whether the Regia Marina recruited any other foreign Europeans during the war. I'm curious to know.

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Re: European volunteers in the Regia Marina

Post by zaptiè » 09 Sep 2020 09:06

In Dalmatia in the RM bases served a BTG of MVAC (Milizia Volontaria Anti Comunista) formed from locals, mostly Italians etnhics.
In Eritrea some Germans sailors( from german vessels repairated here) where incorporated in RM units.

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