French Foreign Legion Units

Current French Foreign Legion units. The well-ordered list of existing units of the French Foreign Legion serving in France and overseas today. If you are interested in history, click on the link below and discover the already disbanded Foreign Legion units having served during different periods and in different places since 1945.

  1. Current units of the French Foreign Legion
  2. Former units of the French Foreign Legion

 
 

Current units of the French Foreign Legion

The current Foreign Legion units. Today, the Foreign Legion is composed of eight regiments, a regiment-sized demi-brigade, a battalion-sized overseas detachment, a battalion-sized recruiting group and a command.

 

1st Foreign Regiment

1er RE insignia1er Régiment Étranger, 1er RE. The oldest regiment of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier Viénot in Aubagne, France, since it left Sidi Bel Abbès (Algeria) in 1962…
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1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment

1er REC insignia1er Régiment Étranger de Cavalerie, 1er REC. The only cavalry regiment with the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed at Camp Carpiagne near Marseille, France, since it left Orange in July 2014…
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1st Foreign Engineer Regiment

1er REG insignia1er Régiment Étranger de Génie, 1er REG. One of two combat engineer regiments with the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier General Rollet in Laudun-l’Ardoise, France, since 1984…
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2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment

2e REG insignia2e Régiment Étranger de Génie, 2e REG. The youngest regiment of the French Foreign Legion, the “mountain regiment.” It has been stationed in the Quartier Maréchal Koenig at Saint Christol, France, since 1999…
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2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment

2e REP insignia2e Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes, 2e REP. The only airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed at Camp Raffalli near Calvi, Corsica, since it left Bou Sfer (Algeria) in June 1967…
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2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment

2e REI insignia2e Régiment Étranger d’Infanterie, 2e REI. The longest-serving regiment of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier Colonel de Chabrières in Nimes, France, since it left Bonifacio (Corsica) in November 1983…
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3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment

3e REI insignia3e Régiment Étranger d’Infanterie, 3e REI. The most decorated regiment of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier Commandant Forget in Kourou, French Guiana (South America), since it left Diego Suarez in Madagascar in late August 1973…
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4th Foreign Regiment

4e RE insignia4e Régiment Étranger, 4e RE. The training regiment of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quatier Capitaine Danjou in Castelnaudary, France, since it left the Caserne Lapasset in the same town in May 1986…
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13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade

13e DBLE insignia13e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère, 13e DBLE. The only demi-brigade of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed at Camp Larzac near La Cavalerie, France, since it left the United Arab Emirates in June 2016. Between 1962 and 2011, the 13e DBLE was stationed in Djibouti, Africa…
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Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte

DLEM insigniaDétachement de Légion Étrangère de Mayotte, DLEM. The smallest autonomous operational unit of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier Cabaribère in Dzaoudzi, Mayotte (Indian Ocean) since 1976…
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Foreign Legion Command

COMLE insigniaCommandement de la Légion Etrangère, COMLE. The senior leadership of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed in the Quartier Viénot in Aubagne, France, since 1984…
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Foreign Legion Recruiting Group

GRLE insigniaGroupement de Recrutement de la Légion Etrangère, GRLE. The recruiting unit of the French Foreign Legion. It has been stationed at Fort de Nogent in Paris, since its activation in 2007…
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  1. Current units of the French Foreign Legion
  2. Former units of the French Foreign Legion