269: French Foreign Legion Cavalry 1. REC badges part 2
French Foreign Legion Cavalry 1. REC badges
1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment
|1er Régiment étranger de cavalerie|
|Allegiance||French Foreign Legion|
|Part of||6th Light Armoured Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Orange, Vaucluse, France|
|Motto||Nec pluribus impar|
|March||Regimental March : Marche du 1er REC. Legion Etrangere’s March : Le Boudin|
|Anniversaries||Camerone Day (30 April), Saint-Georges Day and Christmas|
|Engagements||World War II
First Indochina War
The 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (French: 1er Régiment étranger de cavalerie, 1er REC) is the only armoured cavalry regiment in the French Foreign Legion. It is one of two cavalry regiments of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade.
The regiment is divided into seven squadrons with an estimated manpower of 930 men.
•The ECL, Command and Logistics Squadron.
•The EAS, Administration and Support Squadron.
•Four Combat Squadrons (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th) each made up of 4 combat groups and a command group. They are equipped with AMX 10 RC, an armoured and wheeled vehicle with a 105mm gun.
•The EEI, Reconnaissance and Light Squadron.
- Camerone 1863
- Levant 1925–1926
- Maroc 1925–1927
- Ousseltia 1943
- Colmar 1945
- Stuttgart 1945
- Indochine 1947–1954
- AFN 1952–1962
- Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with 3 palms
- Croix de guerre des théâtres d’opérations extérieures with 4 palms