The 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of Foreign Legion will change its headquarters located in Orange, Vaucluse county, France. This information was confirmed by Yannick Blanc, Vaucluse county representative, on October 01.
In 2014, 1er REC will be replaced to Marseille, in the Carpiagne military camp, instead of the 4th Dragons regiment, a cavalry unit of the French regular army which will be disbanded in the same year. The Carpiagne military camp is located 3 km/2 miles south of Aubagne, the home of the Foreign Legion.
1er REC is the only cavalry regiment within the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed at Quartier Labouche in Orange since it moved from Mers-el-Kébir, Algeria, between 18th and 21st October of 1967.