Former Foreign Legion units: 1831-1920

See a well-ordered list of former, already disbanded units of the French Foreign Legion activated during the period of 1831-1920. Learn about the former Foreign Legion units fighting in North Africa, French Indochina, France and other places between the early 1800s and the end of the First World War. For each of these Legion units, a separate history article should have been created in the course of time.

  1. Current units of the French Foreign Legion
  2. Former units of the French Foreign Legion: 1945-2000
  3. Former units of the French Foreign Legion: 1920-1945
  4. Former units of the French Foreign Legion: 1831-1920

 

Former Foreign Legion units: 1914 – 1920

The former Foreign Legion units activated between August 1914, the outset of the First World War and November 1920, when a large reorganization of the Foreign Legion took place. The already disbanded units are arranged by the date of their activation.
 

  1. Northern Russia Foreign Legion Battalion, 1918-19
  2. Autonomous Company, 1er RE (CFC/1), 1916-20
  3. Bou Denib Mixed Battalion, 1916-19
  4. Foreign Legion Regimental Combat Team (RMLE, future 3e REI), 1915-20
    1. 2nd Provisional Regiment, 1re RE (2e RM/1), 1914-15
    2. 3rd Provisional Regiment, 1re RE (3e RM/1), 1914-15
    3. 4th Provisional Regiment, 1re RE (4e RM/1), 1914-15
    4. 2nd Provisional Regiment, 2e RE (2e RM/2), 1914-15
  5. Foreign Legion Orient Battalion, 1915-17
    1. Legion Company, 1er RMA (CL/1RMA), 1917-19

 

Former Foreign Legion units: 1856 – 1914

The former Foreign Legion units activated after the war in Crimea was over, in 1856, and August 1914, when World War I started. All of these units are disbanded now. They are arranged by the date of their activation.
 

  1. 1st Provisional Regiment, 1re RE (1er RM/1), 1913-18
  2. 1st Provisional Regiment, 2e RE (1er RM/2), 1913-18
  3. Foreign Legion Diego Suarez Provisional Regiment, 1900-??
  4. Foreign Legion Madagascar Task Force, 1896-??
  5. Algerian Provisional Regiment (RMA), 1895-96
  6. Legion Sudan Company, 1892-93
  7. Foreign Legion Dahomey Task Force, 1892-94
  8. Mounted Companies (CM), 1881-1949
  9. Provisional Foreign Regiment, 1870-71
    1. Irish Company, 1870
    2. 6th Battalion, 1871
  10. Foreign Regiment (RE), 1862-75
    1. Foreign Legion, 1875-84
  11. 2nd Foreign Regiment (2e RE), 1856-62
    1. 1st Foreign Legion, 1855-56
  12. 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), 1856-62
    1. 2nd Foreign Legion (Swiss Legion), 1855-56

 

Former Foreign Legion units: 1831 – 1856

The former Foreign Legion units existing between 1831 and 1856, when the war in Crimea was over. The already disbanded units are arranged by the date of their activation.
 

  1. 2nd Foreign Legion (Swiss Legion) (2e LE), 1855-56
  2. 1st Foreign Legion (1re LE), 1855-56
  3. Foreign Brigade, 1854
  4. (New) Foreign Legion, 1835-55
    1. 2nd Foreign Legion Regiment (2e RLE), 1841-55
    2. 1st Foreign Legion Regiment (1er RLE), 1841-55
  5. (Old) Foreign Legion, 1831-39
    1. French Auxiliary Legion, 1835-39
    2. Suarce Legion (also Schwartz Legion), 1835
  6. Hohenlohe Regiment, 1821-31
    1. Hohenlohe Legion, 1816-21
    2. Royal Foreign Legion, 1815-16

 
 

 

The page was updated on: February 16, 2019

 

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