1er REC and 2e REI: Central African Republic 2015

See some images of legionnaires from the French Foreign Legion deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) during June 2015. The legionnaires are working there together with soldiers from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to stabilize this African country.

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1er REC: History of the Legion’s first cavalry regiment

See the history and pictures of the current French Foreign Legion’s only cavalry unit, 1er REC. Established officially in Tunisia in 1922, it remains the only active cavalry unit within the Legion and also its only unit (constituted before 1999) that has never changed its title.

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1er REC: The last parade before leaving Orange

On July 9, 2014, the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the Foreign Legion organized the last parade in Orange, its garrison since 1967, just before leaving it. The last parade took place in the streets of Orange to say the last goodbye to the public. The regiment was placed in the Carpiagne military camp near Marseille, on July 11. Watch the singing legionnaires parading in the streets of Orange…

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