Ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of Operation Daguet
On Tuesday, 19 October 2021, a military ceremony was held at the Hôtel National des Invalides to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Daguet.
Daguet was the codename for French operations in the Gulf War, which went on from 17 January to 28 February 1991, the date of the ceasefire.
Besides involving a force of over 16 000 troops as part of an international coalition of more than 700 000, the Gulf War marked a veritable turning-point for the French armed forces. The lessons learned led to profound changes in their structure, with the end of conscription and the shift to professionalisation, and the development of combined-arms organisation, in particular for the planning and conduct of operations.
That involvement also led to the creation of a series of combined-arms or ministerial bodies, like the Military Intelligence Directorate, Special Operations Command and Strategic Affairs Office (today the Directorate-General for International Relations and Strategy), together with the reform of military higher education.
Find out more:
Daguet, l’opération qui a transformé l'armée. (“Daguet, the operation that transformed the army”), an ECPAD documentary shown on 19, 24 and 26 October on LCP
- Click here to view the press kit for the film -