Guy Le Borgne was born on 6 January 1920 at Rennes.
He entered the Saint Cyr Military School as the 1939-1940 batch, after reaching the age of carrying arms. The Second World War broke out when German troops landed on French soil. Guy Le Borgne refused to bow to the invaders and fled to North Africa, then to the United Kingdom where he joined the Free French Forces. As volunteer, he enlisted in the Jedburgh commandos in 1942. After the Normandy landings, Lieutenant Le Borgne was parachuted in the Finistère in July 1944, to support and train the French resistance. After successfully carrying out this mission, he returned to the 4th French Special Air Service (S.A.S) and continued fighting behind enemy lines with the Franklin operation at Ardennes, and later at Amherst in Holland.
After the Second World War, Guy Le Borgne volunteered for Indochina. In 1952, Captain Guy Le Borgne took command of the 8th Commando Parachute Group which carried out several special operations under the GCMA.
Colonel Le Borgne remained faithful to General de Gaulle during the North African war despite the April 1961 putsch and participated in the Bizerte battle from 19 to 23 July 1961. Soon after, he took command of the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment (RPIMa).
On his return to France, Guy Le Borgne successively commanded the 11th Parachute Division (11e DP) and then the ETAP de Pau, from 1973. In 1976, he was appointed Military Governor of Lyon and he retired with the rank of Army General. In 1980, he became the Chairman of the National Confederation of Parachute Associations, and later, in 1988, he was made host committee member of Union Nationale des Parachutistes.
General Guy Le Borgne died on 12 December 2007 at the age of 87. His funeral took place at the Hôtel national des Invalides, in Paris, and his funeral oration was made by General Cann. This great volunteer serviceman and parachutist was, during his spare time, a talented painter quoted at Groupe Drouot under his Resistance.