1er REG: 30-year-old regiment

On July 1, the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion celebrated its 30th aniversary. 1er REG is one of the two engineering regiments of the current Legion. Its legionnaires are deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) right now.

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Legionnaires of 1er REG preparing for rebels’ munitions destruction in CAR (August 18, 2014)
© Photo credit: defense.gouv.fr

Established as the 6th Foreign Engineer Regiment (6e REG) in July 1984, from elements of a forgotten engineering unit called CRTRLE (August 1978 – Juin 1984), the regiment linked its title, insignia and traditions to the disbanded 6th Foreign Infantry Regiment (6e REI). In 1999, 6e REG changed its title to the current one. Since 1984, 1er REG’s headquarters has been based at Quartier General Rollet of Laudun, a city in southern France. 1er REG served in Chad (1987), in the Gulf War (1990-91), in Somalia (1992), in Cambodia (1993), in ex-Yugoslavia (1993-2003), in Afghanistan and in Mali (2013).
On August 28, 2014, 1er REG launched its own Facebook page.

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1er REG celebrating its aniversary in Laudun (July 1, 2014)
© Photo credit: Midilibre.fr

1er REG: Some images of the 30th aniversary celebrating

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