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31st Brigade (France)


31st Brigade (France)

31e Brigade
Insignia of the 31st Brigade
Active 1 July 1981 – 28 June 1984
Country France

French Foreign Legion

French Army
Type Armoured brigade
Part of Foreign Legion Groupment
Garrison/HQ Bonifacio-Nîmes-Aubagne-Orange-Fréjus
Motto Honneur et Fidélité
Colors Green and Red
Engagements Multinational Force in Lebanon
General Jean-Claude Coullon

The 31st Brigade was a French and Foreign inter-arm brigade created in 1981 and dissolved in 1984. On July 1, 1981, The Chief of Staff of the French Army (C.E.M.A.T) enacts the creation of an inter-arm brigade placed under the orders of the Foreign Legion Groupment (G.L.E) commanded by general Jean-Claude Coullon.


  • Organization 1
  • Traditions 2
    • Insignias 2.1
  • Brigade Commander 3
  • See also 4


The 31st Brigade consisted of :

The headquarters of the brigade was stationed in Aubagne. The brigade took part in peacekeeping operations in Lebanon in 1983 within the ranks of the Multinational Force in Lebanon. The 31st Brigade was then dissolved in 1984 and replaced with the 6th Light Armoured Division which became the 6th Light Armoured Brigade following the Gulf War.



The Insignia of the 31st Brigade features Poseidon, other known in Roman mythology as Neptune, with his Trident between Legion colors (green and red) and Troupe de Marine colors (blue and red).

Brigade Commander

  • 1981–1984: General Jean-Claude Coullon

See also

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