1er REC: Solidarity with the Disabled Veterans

A month ago, legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) came to offer a helping hand to the Foreign Legion’s Disabled Veterans Institution of Puyloubier, southern France. Every year, a group of active legionnaires from one of the regiments based in France is participating on grape harvesting in vineyards belonging to the Institution.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more