6th Light Armoured Brigade (France)

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6e Brigade Légère Blindée
Insigne 6e BLB.jpg
Badge of the brigade
Active

31st Brigade

  • 1981–1984

6th Light Armoured Division

  • 1990-1991

6th Light Armoured Brigade

  • 1 July 1999 – present
Country France
Branch French Army
French Foreign Legion
Type Light Armour Brigade
Role motorised infantry
Size

6000 personnel and Legionnaires

1er R.S
1er R.E.C
2e R.E.I
13e D.B.L.E
21e R.I.Ma
3e R.A.Ma
1er R.E.G
Part of CFAT
Garrison/HQ Nîmes
Nickname(s) Division Daguet
Motto(s) Vite, fort et bien ("Swiftly, Powerfully and Well")
Engagements

31st Brigade
Lebanese Civil War

6th Light Armoured Division
Koweït 1990–1991
6th Light Armoured Brigade

Global War on Terrorism (2001–present)

The 6th Light Armoured Brigade (French: 6e Brigade Légère Blindée, 6e BLB) one of the eight inter-arm brigades which are at the disposition of the Commandement de la force d'action terrestre. The brigade is very similar to the constitution, material, and operation of the 9th Marine Infantry Brigade (9e BIMa). The headquarters of the brigade is situated in Nîmes. The brigade is capable of deploying to any exterior theatre of operation while delivering fire power, agility, and mobility.

History[edit]

The 31st Brigade took part in peacekeeping combat operations in Lebanon in 1983 within the ranks of the Multinational Force in Lebanon. The Brigade was considered an inter-arm French Foreign Legion and French Army brigade, dominated by the legion and commanded by the Foreign Legion Groupment. The brigade was then dissolved in 1984 and replaced with the 6th Light Armoured Division (French: 6e Division Légère Blindée, 6e D.L.B) which partook in the Gulf War engaged as Division Daguet during Opération Daguet. Following the reforms of the French Army in 1999, the division was renamed the 6th Light Armoured Brigade (French: 6e Brigade Légère Blindée, 6e B.L.B).

Organization in 1984[edit]

In 1984, the unit was named 6th Light Armoured Division and was part of the Rapid Reaction Force. The division then was formed of 7 regiments, 5 professionals out which 3 are part of the French Foreign Legion:

Organization in 2007[edit]

Strong with the French Foreign Legion, of 6000 service personnel with 2100 wheeled vehicles, this brigade is composed of the following 6 regiments and one transmission company:

Organization in 2009[edit]

Strong with 6000 service personnel and legionnaires, the brigade is composed of:[1]

Organization in 2016[edit]

Mostly manned with troops from the French Foreign Legion, the brigade is composed of:

Brigade Commanders[edit]

31st Brigade (1981-1984)[edit]

6th Light Armoured Division (1990-1991)[edit]

6th Light Armoured Brigade (2002-present)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6e Brigade Légère Blindée". French government. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

External links[edit]