100 years ago: A cavalry regiment was officially created within the Foreign Legion

In late June 1922, a decree issued by the then French President of the Republic, Alexandre Millerand, ordered the creation of “…a cavalry regiment named 1er R.E.C…” within the French Foreign Legion, which was to be composed of a depot squadron and four combat squadrons. Thus, the very first cavalry regiment of the Legion was officially created, with the HQ stationed in Tunisia. To commemorate this important event, a new article was dedicated to this unit to map its entire history, from the early 1920s until nowadays.

Those interested in learning more can visit the link:
History of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
1er Régiment Etranger de Cavalerie 1920-2022

1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment - 1 REC - History from 1920 to 2022 - Foreign Legion