22nd Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers

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22nd Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers
2° - 22° RMVE.JPG
Active 1939–1940
Country  France
Branch FranceFrench Army
Type Infantry
Engagements

World War II

The 22nd Marching Regiment of Foreign Volunteers (22nd RMVE) was a regiment of the formed from expatriates living in France at the outbreak of World War II. While established as a unit entirely separate from the French Foreign Legion, its veterans have since been recognized as part of the Foreign Legion.

Overview[edit]

On September 16, 1939, Édouard Daladier established formations of foreign volunteers which were not part of the French Foreign Legion.[1] these formations were called Régiments de marche de volontaires étrangers. The 22nd Marching Regiment of the Foreign Volunteers left its training depot at Bacarès on May 6 when it was deployed around Alsace.[2]

Organization[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Porch, Douglas (1992).The French Foreign Legion: The Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force, p. 455. HarperCollins, New York. ISBN 0-06-092308-3.
  2. ^ Porch p. 458-461