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1st 11th Cuirassier Regiment

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Country  France
Type  Armoured Cavalry
Size  1350 personnel
Branch  French Army
Role  Armoured
1st-11th Cuirassier Regiment
Active  5 June 1999 – 29 July 2009

The 1st–11th Cuirassier Regiment (French: 1er-11e Régiment de Cuirassiers, 1er-11e RC) was an armoured (tank) regiment of the French Army. It was the armoured component of the 3rd Mechanised Brigade from 1 July 1999.

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History

The Chief of Staff of the French Army decided on 1 September 1990 to create a new experimental armoured regiment of 80 tanks with two squadron groups (Groupes d'Escadrons, GE). Each group would consist of three combat squadrons and one command and logistics squadron.

The 1er-11e RC was formed on 5 June 1999 by merging the 1st Cuirassier Regiment and the 11th Cuirassier Regiment. It was disbanded 29 July 2009.

Organization

The regiment was composed of around 1350 personnel organized into 13 Squadrons.

  • 1st Cuirassier Groupe d'Escadron (1er CGE) – 1st Cuirassier Squadron Group (x40 MBTs)
  • ECL – Command and Logistics Squadron
  • 1e Esq – 1st Squadron
  • 2e Esq – 2nd Squadron
  • 3e Esq – 3rd Squadron
  • 11e Cuirassier Groupe d'Escadron (11e CGE) – 11th Cuirassier Squadron Group (x40 MBTs)
  • ECL – Command and Logistics Squadron
  • 1e Esq – 1st Squadron
  • 2e Esq – 2nd Squadron
  • 3e Esq – 3rd Squadron
  • EBI – Base and Instructions Squadron
  • EMR – Regimental Maintenance Squadron
  • ESGM – Garrison Support & Maintenance Squadron
  • EEI – Reconnaissance Squadron
  • 5e Esq – 5th Squadron (Reserve)
  • Commanding officers

    List of Commanding Officers (French: Chefs de corps) since 1999.

    1st–11th Cuirassier Regiment

  • Colonel Dumont Saint Priest, July 1999
  • Colonel de Courreges d'Ustou, July 2001
  • Colonel Hautecloque Raysz, July 2003
  • Colonel Pillet, July 2005
  • 1st Cuirassier Squadrons Group

  • Lieutenant Colonel Guillemet, July 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel Darnaudat, July 2001
  • Lieutenant Colonel Beaussant, July 2003
  • Lieutenant Colonel Fremin du Sartel, July 2005
  • 11th Cuirassier Squadrons Group

  • Lieutenant Colonel Galy-Dejean, July 1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tavernier, July 2001
  • Lieutenant Colonel Isabellon, July 2003
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philipeau, July 2005
  • References

    1st-11th Cuirassier Regiment Wikipedia


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