80 years ago: In Morocco, another Foreign Legion cavalry regiment was established

See a fully reworked article dealing with the history of a lesser-known Foreign Legion cavalry regiment being established in North Africa in early July 1939. Nicknamed Dauphin Etranger, its legionnaires maintained order in Morocco or took part in the Battle of France in 1940. They also fought in the Algerian War until 1962, when the war was over. Unfortunately, the same year, this regiment became the first victim of the following post-colonial reorganization of the Legion.

See history of the second cavalry regiment of the Foreign Legion:
2nd Foreign Cavalry Regiment

La version française pour les visiteurs et lecteurs français:
2e Régiment Étranger de Cavalerie


2nd Foreign Cavalry Regiment - History - 2 REC