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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Rare Foreign Legion’s photos from the 1980s & Gulf War

Chad, Djibouti, Mayotte and the Gulf War… See the interesting slideshows created by Ch. R., a former legionnaire and NCO of the French Foreign Legion, who served in the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) during the 1980s and 1990s. Hundreds of rare, cool photos from places known by almost all legionnaires and from the Gulf War 1990-91.

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