1er Régiment étranger de cavalerie

Brigadier Tenue de Combat (D - T43) (Post 1990)

01 - Corporal CCE Camo (Right)

Brigadier of the 1er REC wearing what would be officially titled Service courant (exercice) tenue 43, basically battle dress utility for overseas duty, the unit is identified by the green beret and beret badge, and the rank is identified by the shoulder slip-ons (Fourreaux d'épaules) with doubles green chevron, and the Velcro breast rank insignia, the national flag insignia can be seen on the left shoulder and the division salamander patch on the right

03 - Corporal CCE Camo (Left)

Uniform category (tenue de combat) Uniform worn by worn by all personnel during exercises, maneuvers and various works


Joint serves uniform code & Army Uniform Code for duty within mainland France

Army uniform code for overseas duty

Service courant (exercice)


Tenue 41

Tenue 42

Tenue 43

Tenue 44

Legionnaires Tenue 42 Would Comprise of:

Beret, - T-shirt (Green or Camo), -  Combat Trousers (CCE or Desert Camo), - Combat Jacket or Shirt (CCE or Desert Camo), -  Belt (Green), -  Boots (Rangers) and Socks (Green)

Maréchal des logis Chef 1er REC Tenu de Parade 1946 - 1980

1er REC Tenu Traditonale Winter 1070 Sgt Chef Left (man)

This Maréchal des logis chef (sergeant Chef) is a member of the Command and services squadron of the 1er REC (1er regiment etranger d’ cavalerie) as indicated by the the regimental pocket fob, and the company badge worn above the wings TAP, All embellishments are silver rather than gold this is standard practice throughout the French Army for cavalry units. this Maréchal des logis chef has a five year re-enlistment stripe worn below the left ecusson, he has the twin fourragere’s of the Croix de Guerre and Croix de Guerre TOE, with silver ferules (metal tips), he wears an array of medals including the Medaille Militaire, Croix de Valeur Militaire, Medaille Commemorative with bar (Algerie)

NB all ranks wearing tenu de parade would wear chin straps the NCOs pattern would have gold or silver edging as per branch of service

1er REC Tenu Traditonale Winter 1070 Sgt Chef Right1 (man)

Maréchal des logis Tenue de Réception (A 2 - T13)

01 - Marchal De Logis Tenu de Gala (Right)

Maréchal des logis (sergeant) wearing the Tenue de Réception also known as tenue de gala, worn by members of the French Foreign Legion, this example is that of the 1er Régiment Étranger de Cavalerie  indicated by the silver branch of service buttons and kepi enmeshments and chevron colour,  the term tenue de réception actually covers several different variations of uniform (see notes below), the kepi would generally only be worn for outdoor occasions, the rank is identified by the two silver chevrons worn on both lower sleeves and the silver chin-strap and seven flamed grenade on the kepi noir

03 - Marchal De Logis Tenu de Gala (Left)

Uniform category (Réception) Uniform worn by officers and NCOs at public or private functions within France (Joint services codes A 1 and A 2) Tenue 11: worn by officers when evening attire is required and Tenue 13: worn by NCOs


Joint serves uniform code & Army Uniform Code for duty within mainland France

Army uniform code for overseas duty

Gala, soirée.

A 1

Tenue 11

Tenue 12


A 2

Tenue 13

Tenue 15


A 3

Tenue 21

Tenue 15 (adapted)

Non Commissioned Officers Tenue 13 Would Comprise of:

 Blue whipcord jacket and trousers with awards and rank insignia., White shirt., Black bow tie, Dress shoes, Black socks.

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