COMMANDEMENT DE LA LEGION ETRANGERE

PREMIER REGIMENT ETRANGER

SZ refers to the reference numbers of “Le Grand Livre des Insignes de la Legion Etrangere” by Tibor Szecsko

If you have “Badges of the French Foreign Legion 1923-1989” by Philippe Bartlett I can easily cross-reference for the Szecsko book

SZ 102: Musique Principale de la Legion Etrangere, on fob, homologation G3161 by Arthus Bertrand. $60

SZ 10: Premier Regiment, unmarked maker, homologation G1198. $20

SZ 108: Premier Regiment Etranger by Deslart, homologation G1198, on fob $25

SZ 121: Compagnie de Commandement et des Services Regimentaires du 1 RE. by J. Balme. $30

SZ 122: Compagnie des Services de la Legion Etrangere du 1 RE. by J. Balme, $30

SZ 123: Compagnie Administrative du Personnel de la Legion Etrangere du 1 RE by J. Balme. $50

2 REI

Note: a number of Deuxieme Regiment Etranger d'Infanterie (2 REI) badges are listed in foreign operationss categories. Please check out those pages.

SZ 136: 2 REI unit badge by Y. Delsart. Homologation G2333, pebbled front, on fob. $25

SZ 136: 2 REI unit badge by J. Balme. Homologation G2333, pebbled front, on fob. $25

SZ 145: Compagnie d’Eclairage et d’Appui du 2 REI (type I) by Delsart, $20.

SZ 136: 2 REI unit badge by J. Balme, smooth front. Homologation G2333 on fob. $25

SZ 146: Compagnie de Commandement et des Services du 2 REI by L.R. Paris. Non-homologation. Number 354 of 500 numbered examples. $35

SZ 136: 2 REI unit badge, smooth front, by J. Balme. Homologation G 2333. Note: this badge has the WRONG number of horseshoe nail hole, 6 instead of 7. No fob. Neat variation. $20

SZ 153: Compagnie d’Instruction des Specialistes du 2 RE by F.I.A. Number 237. $50

SZ 139: 2nd company, 2 REI. Non–homologation, smooth back. $45

SZ 161/A: Regiment de Marache de la Legion Etrangere d’Extreme-Orient. Unmarked but likely by Arthus Bertrand. $60

SZ 143: Compagnie d’Eclairage et d’Appui du 2 REI, (type I) by Fraisse.  $25

3 R.E.I.

Troisieme Regiment Etranger d'Infanterie

SZ 165: Basic 3 REI badge, by Drago. $20 SOLD

3 REI C.C.S. Selva by Pichard, non-homologation. $25

SZ 166: 2nd Company 3 REI by FIA, non-homologation. $35 SOLD

3 REI CEA, by Destree. $25

 

SZ 169: Compagnie de Commandement et des Services du 3 REI (CCS), by Drago, non-homologation. Created in 1981 in Guyana the first issue was numbered. This badge is number 365. $55 SOLD

SZ 181: Regiment de Marche de la Legion Etrangere, by Augis, in aluminum, non-homologation. $85

4th Regiment Etranger

This section needs to be totally updated; apologies for any delays. But please contact me re any 4 REI insignia. Thanks for your patience.

SZ 192/B:  Company de Commandement et des Services du 4 RE by Drago non-homologation. $25

SZ 193: Compagnie d’Instruction des Cadres du 4 RE by Fraisse dated 1 juin 1980 when unit designation was changed. $50

SZ 193: As above but numbered 51 likely indicating first issue in 1980 when unit designation was changed. $80

SZ 192/B:  Company de Commandement et des Services du 4 RE by Drago non-homologation. $25

SZ 188: 2nd Company Portee du 4 REI, by Drago with horshoe in gold. $25

SZ 136/A: by J. Balme with homologation G2816. New condition on fob. $25 (in wrong section)

SZ 136/A: Not pictured. By Drago with homologation and numbered 61. A nicely worn numbered badge with the initials KD on fob. $45 (SOLD)

SZ 188: 2nd Company Portee du 4 REI by Drago with silver horseshoe. $25

5 REI

(insignia not to scale)

Insignia of the Legion's fifth infantry regiment, Cinquieme Regiment Etranger

SZ 215: Compagnie de Travaux du 5 RMP, Drago, number 239. $90

Beret insignia for 5 REI by Drago, $15 (SOLD)

Company Combat Travaux, by J. Balme, $25 (insignia issued after publication of Szecsko) 

SZ 218: 75th Bataillon Vietnamien, Drago, 25 rue de Romanville, missing pin, $100

13th Demi-Brigade de Legion Etrangere

SZ 242/B 1st Compagnie de la 13 DBLE, by L.R. Paris, numbered 130. $125

SZ 243/A: 2nd Compagnie de Travaux de la 13 DBLE, by FIA. Non-homologation, number 87. $40

SZ 243/A: As above, but number 695. $40

SZ 252: Escadron de Reconnaissance de la 13 DBLE (type II) by L.R. Paris. $50

SZ 254: Harka no. 8 de la 13 DBLE, non-homologation. $250

SZ 249/A: Compagnie de Commandement dAppui et des Services de la 13 DBLE. by A.B. Paris. Homologation 2053. Number 1662. $40