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6th-12th Cuirassier Regiment

The 6th-12th Cuirassier Regiment (6e-12e Régiment de Cuirassiers,6e-12e RC) is an armored cavalry (tank) regiment in the French Army. It is the armoured component of the 2nd Armoured Brigade.

History

The regiment was formed in 1994 with the fusion of the 6th Cuirassiers Regiment (Roi Cavalerie) and the 12th Cuirassiers Regiment (Dauphin Cavalerie).

It has participated in overseas operations in Kosovo, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Chad, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

Composition

The regiment consist of Regimental Staff and 13 Squadrons.

  • One base and instructions squadron
  • One regimental maintenance squadron
  • One reconnaissance squadron
  • Two reserve squadrons
  • 6th Cuirassier Squadrons Group
    • One command and logistics squadron
    • 1st Squadron
    • 2nd Squadron
    • 3rd Squadron
  • 12th Cuirassier Squadrons Group
    • One command and logistics squadron
    • 1st Squadron
    • 2nd Squadron
    • 3rd Squadron

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