55 years ago: An important Foreign Legion engineer task force was disbanded

See a fully reworked article dealing with the history of a forgotten Foreign Legion engineer task force, the only engineer battalion-sized unit of the Legion that has ever been established in North Africa (no, the short-lived 12th Pioneer Battalion from 1939 wasn’t in fact a Foreign Legion formation). Organized by a half of the then 3e REI, the legionnaires of this important unit were tasked with the urgent transfer of the Legion’s Motherhouse from Algeria and its installation in France and Corsica, after the end of the Algerian War in 1962.

Follow the link and read the history of the forgotten unit that helped to install the Foreign Legion in France:
3rd Foreign Legion Task Force

La version française de l’article pour les visiteurs français:
3e Bataillon de Marche de la Légion Etrangère

 

3rd Foreign Legion Task Force - History - 3e BMLE