1er REC: Get to know the regiment’s new Commando Training Center

As informed earlier in June, the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC), currently the only Foreign Legion cavalry regiment, opened their new Commando Training Center (CIAC) this May, near Marseille. See a detailed, fresh presentation video.

The new training center is presented by its commander, Lieutenant Olivier G., the sports officer of the regiment. The CIAC consists of two parts: an amphibious one placed a few miles south of the regiment’s camp, and the second one with obstacle tracks, placed at Fort Montrose, which is located south of Marseille.

The “commando training” course comprises a 10-day phase of acquiring basic know-how in the fields of commando crossing and combat, which is followed by a 72-hour tactical know-how practice, including infiltration in a maritime environment and then on land at night, vertical crossing, combat, guerilla tactics and tactical withdrawal. Upon the course, the participants receive the CIAC 1er REC badge.

In 2022, an individual daring track will be built and included into the course.


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