2e REG: Return from overseas deployments

In mid-October, around 150 legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG), the youngest regiment of the French Foreign Legion, returned from their four-month overseas deployments back to their base at Saint Christol in south-eastern France.

On October 17, 2019, the 4th Company passed the entrance of the Quartier Maréchal Koenig, the barracks of the 2e REG. The men had been deployed in Mali (West Africa) to participate in France’s Operation Barkhane there. The same day, also a platoon of the 1st Company passed the entrance. The legionnaires returned from Djibouti, a country in the Horn of Africa, where they armed an engineer platoon of the 5e RIAOM (a joint overseas regiment of the French Army to maintain French presence in Djibouti). Btw, they were replaced there by legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC).

Furthermore, a small ceremony took place at the Quartier Maréchal Koenig on that 17th October. After incredible 40+ years of service, Adjudant-chef Rolland Tarrajat, a veteran from the 2e REP and 2e REI, left the regiment and the Foreign Legion. Bonne retraite!


PHOTOS. 4th Company, 2e REG + Adjudant-chef Rolland Tarrajat, October 17, 2019.
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PHOTO. 1st Company, 2e REG in Djibouti, October 2019.

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