40 years ago: Foreign Legion’s first engineering regiment was activated

40 years ago, in late June 1984, one of the largest companies of the then-French Army, CRTRLE, was disbanded. A road building unit comprising legionnaires, it was transformed the following day, July 1, into an engineer regiment, first Foreign Legion regiment to bear this designation. The new regiment quickly distinguished itself during deployments in Chad, Iraq, Cambodia, and the former Yugoslavia.

To learn more about both of these units, follow the link:
6th Foreign Engineer Regiment

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
6e Régiment Etranger de Génie


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