42 e régiment d'infantry

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Regiment de Calvisson
Regiment de Limousin
42 e regiment d'infanterie

Insigne régimentaire du 42è RI.jpg

Association badge of the 42 e régiment d'infanterie
active 1635 to 1991
Country Blason France modern.svg Flag of France.svg France
Armed forces Blason France modern.svg Flag of France.svg french army
Armed forces infantry
Type regiment
Location Nevers
Nickname " As de Carreau "
Patron saint Saint-Maurice d'Agaune
motto " Hardi le quarante-deux ... "

Mestre de camp de Louet, marquis de Calvisson

until 1791 only this flag was used

The 42 e régiment d'infanterie ; 42 e RI was an association of French infantry. During the period of its existence, the regiment had distinguished itself in all wars in France. It no longer exists today.

Before regiment numbering was introduced on January 1, 1791, it was last named Régiment de Limousin in the royal French army .

Lineup and significant changes

The regiment, which bore the name of the respective regiment holder until 1684 , was probably formed by the Marquis de Calvisson from a regiment of foot soldiers that he had recruited in 1622.

  • March 20, 1635: Formation as Régiment de Calvisson
  • 1638: Renamed the Régiment de Montpezat
  • 1684: Renamed the Régiment de Limousin , (after the province of the same name)
  • January 1, 1791: renamed 42 e régiment d'infanterie de ligne

  • 1793 First army reform The regiment was than 1 he bataillon "ex Limousin 'to 83 e demi-brigade de Bataille and 2 e bataillon" ex Limousin' to 84 e demi-brigade de Bataille off. This ends the regimental association and the line of tradition
  • 1803: Renaming of the "42 e demi-brigade d'infanterie de ligne" to 42 e régiment d'infanterie de ligne (de facto continuation of the regiment tradition)

  • 1815: After the restoration, renaming to 15 e Légion - Charente
  • 1821: Renamed to 42 e régiment d'infanterie de ligne
  • 1882: Renaming to 42 e régiment d'infanterie
  • 1914: During the mobilization it set up a reserve regiment , the "242 e régiment d'infanterie"
  • 1923: Dissolution, (traditional association became the 35e regiment d'infanterie )
  • 1936: Re-established as 42 e régiment d'infanterie de forteresse (42nd Fortress Infantry Regiment ) in Neuf-Brisach
  • 1940: Dissolution after the Compiègne armistice
  • 1945: re-established as 42 e régiment d'infanterie
  • 1945: dissolution
  • 1952: re-established as 42 e battalion d'infanterie
  • 1958: Conversion to 42 e régiment d'infanterie mécanisée (42nd mechanized infantry regiment)
  • 1991: dissolution

Uniforms 1720 to 1794

Mestres de camp / Colonels

Mestre de camp was from 1569 to 1661 and from 1730 to 1780 the denomination of rank for the regiment holder and / or for the officer in charge of the regiment. The name "Colonel" was used from 1721 to 1730, from 1791 to 1793 and from 1803 onwards.

After 1791 there were no more regimental owners.

Should the Mestre de camp / Colonel be a person of the high nobility who had no interest in leading the regiment (such as the king or queen), the command was given to the "Mestre de camp lieutenant" (or “Mestre de camp en second”) or the “Colonel-lieutenant” or “Colonel en second”.

  • March 20, 1635: N. de Louet, marquis de Calvisson
  • October 18, 1638: Jean François de Tremollet de Buccelli, marquis de Montpezat
  • April 26, 1674: Jean François de Tremollet de Bucelli, marquis de Monpezat, son of the previous one; † March 23, 1684
  • May 26, 1684: Louis de La Palud, comte de Meilly, 1693 comte de Bouligneux
  • January 1703: N. du Bois, marquis de Givry
  • April 8, 1706: Nicolas Léon Phelippes de La Houssaye
  • March 10, 1734: Louis Jules Barbon Mancini Mazzarini , duc de Nivernais
  • April 6, 1744: Anne Louis Alexandre de Montmorency, prince de Robecque
  • February 10, 1759: Joseph Roger de Verdusant, marquis de Miran
  • February 20, 1761: Louis Anne Alexandre de Montmorency, marquis de Morbecq
  • June 30, 1662: Louis de Tremolet de Robiac de Montpezat
  • December 1, 1762: Louis Étienne François , comte de Damas-Crux
  • April 13, 1780: Louis Gabriel Bruyères, vicomte de Chalabre
  • March 12, 1780: François Henri, comte de Virieu
  • October 21, 1791: Joseph de Buonavita
  • November 23, 1791: | Jean-Christophe Louis Frédéric Ignace de Closen
  • February 5, 1792: François Charles de Maillard
  • October 16, 1792: Guillaume Ayroles Desangles de Laissac


  • 1807: Jean-Baptiste Espert de Latour
  • 1811: René Jean-Baptiste Rubillon
  • 1814: Joseph Hyacinthe Daries
  • 1815: René Jean-Baptiste Rubillon
  • 1830: Eugène Alexandre Husson
  • 1870 to 1876: Colonel Comte
  • 1876 ​​to 1880: Colonel Fisher
  • 1880 to 1887: Colonel Routier
  • 1887 to 1893: Colonel Lahalle
  • 1893 to 1894: Colonel Goudmant
  • 1894 to 1898: Colonel Blouet
  • 1898 to 1901: Colonel Renaudin
  • 1901 to 1906: Colonel Émile Hector Hache
  • 1906 to 1907: Colonel Girard
  • 1907 to 1908: Colonel Henri Micheler
  • 1908 to 1909: Colonel Souchier
  • 1909 to 1911: Colonel Dufour
  • 1911 to 1914: Colonel Bonfait
  • 1914 to 1915: Colonel Petit
  • 1915 to 1916: Colonel Engelhard
  • 1916 to 1923: Colonel Reboul
  • 1936 to 1937: Colonel Callaudaux
  • 1937 to 1938: Colonel Balle-Gourdon
  • 1938 to 1940: Colonel Fonlupt
  • 1945 to 1945: Colonel Mouzel
  • 1952 to 1954: Colonel Gaymard
  • 1954 to 1956: Colonel Glisse de la Riviere
  • 1957 to 1958: Colonel Randon
  • 1958 to 1959: Colonel Pugliesi-Conti
  • 1959 to 1961: Colonel Guedin
  • 1961 to 1962: Colonel Collinet
  • 1964 to 1964: Colonel Mathon
  • 1964 to 1966: Colonel Wagner
  • 1966 to 1968: Colonel Roidot
  • 1968 to 1970: Colonel Parcollet
  • 1970 to 1972: Colonel Pascual
  • 1972 to 1974: Colonel Delbos
  • 1974 to 1976: Colonel Fouquet-Lapar
  • 1976 to 1978: Colonel Paravy
  • 1978 to 1980: Colonel Henry
  • 1980 to 1982: Colonel Pipart
  • 1982 to 1984: Colonel Pinatel
  • 1984 to 1986: Colonel Sourisseau
  • 1986 to 1988: Colonel Patois
  • 1988 to 1990: Colonel Breg
  • 1990 to 1991: Colonel Diot

Officers killed or wounded between 1804 and 1815:

  • Liked: 19
  • died of her wounds: 7
  • Wounded: 89
  • The regimental commander, Colonel Rubillon, was wounded in the Battle of Waterloo on June 28, 1815
Another association badge

Battle calendar

Franco-Spanish War

The Calvisson regiment made its first campaign in Italy in 1635. Here it took part in the siege of Valenza , the capture of Candia Canavese and Sartirane Castle. On June 22, 1636, it stood out in the battle at Passo Buffalora on the border with Ticino .

  • 1637 : Participation in the defense of Asti , it was also involved in fighting in the Lyonnais , for example in the battle near Montebaldone.
  • 1638 : March march to secure Brema and Verceuil. In the same year it became the property of the Marquis de Montpezat, who was to command it for 36 years.
  • 1639 : Participation in the battle at Cencio and march for the relief of Casal Cermelli , recapture of Chiasso . In December, three companies of Cardinal Moritz of Savoy were incorporated into Cherasco .
  • 1640 : In May the Montpezat regiment successfully participated in the skirmish at Cherasco, and then proceeded to the siege of Turin . Here, on September 8, the besieged made a surprise attack on the Redoute la Roquette, which was held by the Montpezat regiment. The attack was repulsed and three officers were injured.
  • 1641 : This year it stood out in the battle of Ivrea , the siege of Chivasso and the conquest of Coni. The campaign of the year ended with an attack on Démont Castle.
  • 1642 : In November it was in front of the besieged Torlone Castle, which surrendered on the 25th at the moment when the regiment, together with the regiment de Nerestang and the regiment de Villandry, rallied for the last attack. During this siege, the Capitaines Thierry, de Robiac, Mimart, Froment, as well as the lieutenants or ensigns Margarot, Piquet, Lanzelerghes and la Ferrière, the Lieutenant-Colonel Piemarez and a number of other officers were wounded.
  • 1643 : On September 8th, the regiment distinguished itself at the siege of Trino , during which it successfully attacked a demi-lune . The Mestre de camp was wounded in the knee by falling rocks, Major Guilloti and seven other officers were more or less seriously injured.
  • 1644 : On July 11th there was a march in front of the Château de Sartirane, which surrendered immediately. Then march to the siege of Santia where Montpezat was able to successfully repel a failure of the crew. The Capitaine Gauthier was killed by a blow with a partisan .
  • 1645 : Transfer to the “Armée de Catalogne” (Catalan Army). Montpezat participated with honors in the siege of Balaguer (Lleida) . On August 12, an attempt at relief was rejected together with the Regiment de Champagne . Relocated to the Piémont at the end of the same month, he participated in the conquest of Rocca di Vegevano and, on October 19th, a battle at La Mora.
  • 1646 : In September, the regiment under the Maréchal took Plessis-Praslin in the Toscana to us with the conquests of Piombino and Portolongone on Elba participate. Lieutenant-colonel de Robiac, Major Tremollet and five other officers were wounded in the latter operation. In November, the unit moved back to Catalonia to be used in the siege of Lleida .
  • 1647 : in Italy. Siege of Tortona
  • 1648 to 1649 : again in Catalonia, then in garrison in Casale Monferrato
  • 1651 : Due to the uprising of the Fronde , the regiment was transferred to the Guyenne in January . Here it fought in the campaign against the rebels until September 1652. Then return to Piémont. Here it was under the command of Prince Thomas de Savoie
  • 1653 : Assigned to Roussillon with the capture of Castillon on July 4th. The regiment stayed here until September. Then march to Italy, fights at Le Roquette on the Tanaro and conquest of Carpignano Sesia . Then winter quarters in Crescentine.
  • 1654 : Battle of the Bormida . Here the Capitaine de Saint-Germain, Aide de camp des Maréchal Jacques Eléonor Rouxel de Grancey , comte de Grancey, was fatally wounded on October 10th.
  • 1655 : In that year the regiment was inactive in its garrisons in Piémont. Meanwhile, the Mestre de camp in Flanders had taken on another command, in which he earned the appointment of lieutenant-général .
  • 1656 : During the siege of Valenza, together with the Régiment d'Auvergne , it repulsed a defeat of the besieged while a Spanish relief army attacked the besiegers.
  • 1658 : On August 5th, it opened the trenches at the siege of Mortara (Lombardy) together with the Regiment de Normandie
  • 1659 : The regiment crossed the Alps and was stationed in Languedoc .
  • 1662 : A famine in France leads to unsuccessful uprisings. The regiment was transferred to the Boulonnais (province) to put down the revolt. The Marquis de Montpezat was appointed governor of Arras and his regiment was in the city as a garrison force until 1669.

War for Crete

In support of those trapped in the Venetian fortress Candia , the regiment was embarked on June 5th in Toulon and arrived at the fortress on June 25th, where it stood out in the great sortie. The Capitaine Tremollet was killed. Returned to France in September, the regiment was again stationed in Arras, where it was used as a fortress garrison during the first two years of the Dutch War.

Dutch War

  • 1674 : For reasons of age, the Marquis de Montpezat handed over the regiment to his son, who joined the field army, where he was at the head of his Grandiere during the siege of Fort de

Navagne, near Maastricht . A few months later the unit was in the battle of Seneffe .

Maréchal d'Humières
  • 1675 : The Régiment de Montpezat stood out in a fierce battle near Weler on the border with the Escaut department .
  • 1676 : In April it took part in the expedition of the Maréchal d'Humières to the Waasland . Here it lost the Lieutenant-Colonel de Robiac in a battle on the Canal of Bruges . This was followed by a skirmish at the Locker Bridge and the pursuit of the Spaniards, which only ended under the cannons of Termonde . A few days later it joined the king's army and took part in the occupation of the Condé with its new lieutenant-colonel, Monsieur de Villevieille. Here the Monsieur de Villevielle was able to distinguish himself so that he was then promoted to Brigadier des armées du roi .

In the following year, the regiment distinguished itself in the sieges of Bouchain and Aire . It then took part in the fighting on the Meuse and moved into Charleroi and Stenay .

Reunion War

Colonel de Montpezat, who was staying with the besiegers instead of his regiment, was fatally hit by a musket ball on March 23. Thereupon the regiment was drafted by the king and was given the name "Régiment de Limousin" (after the province of Limousin ) on June 15 , a name it was to keep until January 1, 1791.

War of the Palatinate Succession

War of the Spanish Succession

  • 1701 : Used in Italy in the Battle of Carpi and the Battle of Chiari . Colonel Meilliy, comte de Bouligneux, was wounded at Chiari. Subsequently assigned to the siege of Mantua , the regiment was able to distinguish itself several times.
  • 1702 : In February it lost its lieutenant-colonel during a sabotage of the besieged. On May 25th, "Limousin" withdrew from Mantua, rejoined the field army and fought at Santa Vittoria d'Alba and in the battle of Luzzara
  • 1703 : Together with the Régiment de Normandie it stood at the blockade of Bersello and on May 10th came to the army of the Maréchal Vedôme with which it moved to Tyrol .
  • 1704/1705 : After the regiment had spent the winter in the margraviate of Montferrat , it was used in the sieges of Vercelli , Ivrea and Verrue in the following two years . On April 19, 1705 it opened the trenches in front of La Mirandole, on May 31, most of the regiment fought at Muscoline . The two grenadier companies guarded the bridge at Chiesa . After the Battle of Cassano Magnago on August 16, it was not used for the rest of the year and spent the winter in Carpenedole.
Siege of Toulon 1707
  • 1706 : On April 19, at Calcinato, the regiment's two battalions received the order to fall into the flank of an enemy column advancing against the French center.

Then it moved to the army that besieged Turin and was one of the losers in the Battle of Turin . Two days later, in the battle of Castiglione , part of the regiment was deployed under the command of the Comte de Grancey. Then the regiment moved across the Alps and was stationed in Provence .

Quadruple Alliance War

The regiment was deployed against Spain in the 1719 campaign. Sieges of Fontarabie and San Sebastian . Then remained on the border with Navarre for reconnaissance until the end of the year .

War of the Polish Succession

War of the Austrian Succession

  • 1741 : The regiment was assigned to the "Armée de Westphalie" (Army in Westphalia), left the field camp near Sedan on August 28 with the 1st Division and marched on the Rhine. It spent the winter in Düsseldorf where it remained until August 1742.
  • 1742 : The regiment moved to Bohemia, where it took part in the capture of Eger . In November it was in Stadtamhof , where it was assigned to protect the march of the supply columns of Maréchal Victor-François de Broglie . It was withdrawn from this task in order to secure the Danube crossings between Donaustauf and Straubing throughout the winter . During this time the regiment was reduced to 350 men due to illness and hardship.
  • 1743 : At the beginning of April, the so-called "Brigade Limousin" was established in Amberg , consisting of the remains of "Limousin" and one battalion each from the Régiment de Bourgogne , the Régiment de Medoc and the Régiment de Ponthieu . It was under the command of M. de La Clavière. On April 15, she moved to Eger to strengthen the garrison there. On June 4th the Austrian Count Kolowrat appeared before Eger and immediately began to besiege the city. For the next two months, the hussars and pandours swarmed around preventing any external communication. On August 9th, the besiegers asked the fortress commander, M. d'Héronville, to surrender. The garrison, left alone in the middle of Germany 300 Lieus from France, demanded an honorable surrender , the Austrians, on the other hand, insisted that the French lay down their arms and flags. However, this did not respond and Kolowrat continued the siege.

The trapped celebrated King's Day on August 25 with a pompous mass and great effort. For this, the last horses had to be slaughtered.

Impressed by so much steadfastness, the Austrians loosened their grip and allowed the starving soldiers to cut the grain up to thirty paces in front of their lines. Nor did the Pandours do anything to prevent potatoes from being harvested. On September 7th, however, hunger forced the besieged to give up. The soldiers went into captivity, the officers were released home on word of honor.

  • 1745 : the regiment was reorganized.
  • 1746 : Assigned to the army in Flanders . It was used in January at the siege of Brussels , then at Namur , and in the battle of Roucoux .
  • 1747 : it stayed with the main army in Flanders until May, then moved to the field camp in Mechelen where it stayed until June 1st. Then relocation to Dutch Flanders with several stays in Antwerp . From here command to the siege army from Ulrich von Löwendal in front of Bergen op Zoom . During the siege of Bergen-op-Zoom , the 1st Battalion distinguished itself during the great attack on September 16 with an attack on a bastion. The regiment left the fortress the day after the surrender and went to the Kapellen encampment.
  • 1748 : Participation in the siege of Maastricht.

Seven Years War

  • 1757 to 1760 : In the first four campaigns the regiment was still in Normandy.
  • 1761 and 1762 : Campaigns in Germany. On July 16, 1761 it distinguished itself together with the Régiment de Piémont in the battle near Scheidingen .
Hüningen Fortress, garrison from 1764 to 1766

Peace time

After the peace treaty in February 1763, the regiment was stationed in Douai and moved to Condé in May of the same year, first to Avesnes in April, then to Landrecies , in November 1764 to the fortress of Hüningen , in September 1766 to Strasbourg , in August 1767 to Landau , in July 1769 in the Verberie field camp . From there it was commanded to Le Havre , where the 2nd Battalion was embarked on September 22, 1769 for Martinique . The 1st Battalion stayed behind and was stationed in Dinan until January 1771 .

On December 11, 1771, the 2nd Battalion returned to Le Havre. The reunited regiment was garrisoned in Verdun in May . In September 1773 it moved to Longwy , in October 1774 to Metz and in November 1778 to Thionville .

In 1779 it was used to guard the coast of Lower Normandy and was distributed among the towns of Avranches , Mortain , Cancale , Granville , Coutances , Honfleur and Pont-Audemer .

Merged again in Brest in November 1780, it arrived in Saint-Omer and Béthune in October 1781 . It was moved to Dunkirk in October 1782 and to Toulon in April 1783 . Once there, the regiment was loaded onto ships and transported to Corsica , where it arrived in Ajaccio on May 1st . It stayed here until December 1792.

Revolutionary Wars and Wars of the First Empire

In 1792 the embarkation took place on a fleet under the Admiral Turguet, which should undertake a landing from Sardinia . Storm and bad weather prevented the company and the now "42 e regiment d'infanterie de ligne" returned to Ajaccio in March 1793. Then transferred to the Armée des Alpes , the regimental association was transformed into the “84 e demi-brigade de bataille” on January 2nd and into the “83 e demi-brigade de bataille” on July 29th in the course of the “first amalgamation” .

Not until 1803 was the “42e demi brigade d'infanterie de ligne” formed again into a “42e regiment d'infanterie de ligne”.

From 1805 to 1809 it belonged to the 3rd Corps and the 8th Corps and took part in the fighting in Germany and Spain.

Between 1794 and 1803 there was no regiment with the number 42

  • 1803–1807 : Campaign in Italy
1806: in Maida and Reggio
1807: in Bologna and Verona

1815 to 1852

  • 1828–1833: Participation in an expedition to the Peloponnese to support the insurgents during the Greek War of Independence . Siege of the fortress of Morée.
  • 1830: By order of September 18, a 4th battalion was set up. The regiment was now 3,000 men.s.
  • 1832: Relocation to Paris. Suppression of the uprising on June 5th and 6th.
  • In 1840, Prince Louis-Napoléon landed in Boulogne-sur-Mer and tried, unsuccessfully, to drag the regiment into his coup. By refusing to obey Napoleon, the regiment had thwarted his attempted coup.

Franco-German War

Battle at Poix
Defense of Paris
two companies de regiments were deployed to set up the "44 e régiment de marche" (44th marching regiment ). With this, they participated in the battles at Chilleurs, Ladon, Boiscommun , Neuville-aux-Bois and Maizières in the Loiret part

Also at the Battle of Champigny (November 29 to December 3, 1870), the Battle of Coeuilly and the Battle of Villersexel (January 9, 1871)

During the suppression of the Paris Commune , the regiment, under the command of Colonel Avril de Lenclos, was one of the troops of the "Armée versaillaise" who were involved on Bloody Sunday .

Together with the 35 e régiment d'infantry (Colonel de la Mariouse) it was the 2nd Brigade of Général Guilhem. With three batteries of 4 pound guns and a pioneer company, they made up the 3rd Division of Général de division Blanchard.

First World War

When the war broke out, the regiment was stationed in Belfort. It belonged to the 28th Infantry Brigade of the 14th Infantry Division in the 7th Army Corps. From May 1917 it belonged to the 41st Infantry Division

  • 1914
August 19: Battle near Dornbach
August 29: Fights at Proyart
September 6th: Aggressive fighting on the Aisne .
November 12th: Trench warfare on the Nouvron plateau .
December 25th: Attack on the German positions in the forest of Saint-Mard (near Tracy le Val )
  • 1915
January 12th: Trench warfare at Soissons .
January to May: trench warfare in the Vingré sector
June 6th: in position at Quennevières.
August: Trench warfare in Champagne .
September 25th to October 6th: Participation in the autumn battle in Champagne
  • 1916
from February 17th: Battle of Verdun .
June to July: rest in the Vosges
July: Summer battle , deployment to Cléry-sur-Somme and Maurepas (Somme) .
  • 1917
February to March: trench warfare at Berry-au-Bac and Loivre
April 16-17: deployment at the Chemin des Dames ( Battle of the Aisne (1917) )
June: Trench warfare at Brimont .
September: Trench warfare at Chalons-sur-Marne .
From October 15th: Attack fighting near Verdun
  • 1918
January to April: trench warfare near Valhey and Bauzemont
May 20th: Locre
July 11: at Senlis .
August 26th: Soissons
September 16: Chemin des Dames
September 22nd: in Saint-Omer .
October 18: in Beveren .

Interwar period

In 1923 the regiment was disbanded.

The re-establishment took place in 1936 in Neu-Breisach as "42 e régiment d'infanterie de forteresse", (42nd Fortress Infantry Regiment), called: "Régiment de Neuf-Brisach".

Second World War

On August 24, 1939, the regiment of the Région Militaire, Center Mobilisateur d'infanterie 71-74; réserve A RIF type Bas-Rhin put into war and assigned to the 104th Fortified Infantry Division. After the armistice of 1940 it was dissolved, set up again in 1945 and dissolved again in the same year.

post war period


In 1952, the unit was initially set up again as "42 e battalion d'infanterie".

From 1956 to 1960 it was garrisoned in the “Quartier Maugean” in Constance . In February 1960 it was moved to Radolfzell , where it stayed until 1968. Here the unit consisted of three combat companies, a training group, a staff and supply company and a reconnaissance company (this was stationed in Friedrichshafen ); altogether 1200 officers, NCOs and men. In July 1968 it was moved to Wittlich , where it was one of the first units to be equipped with the AMX-VCI armored personnel carrier . It belonged to the 3rd Infantry Division, 13th Mechanized Brigade. This brigade also consisted of the "8 e groupement de chasseurs mécanisé" (formerly "8 e bataillon de chasseurs à pied"). In the 1980s, the regiments were equipped with four combat companies - two as tank destroyer companies with the AMX 13 and two with the AMX VTT. The regiment switched to the 3rd Panzer Division.

In 1980, the 1st and 2nd companies each consisted of two platoons each with three AMX13 tanks (with 90 mm cannon) and a Unimog 404 truck, as well as a platoon with three AMX 13 tanks (with 75 mm cannon and four Anti-tank guided missiles SS 11 )

During this time the regiment was on the military training area of ​​Canjuers, where it was visited by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt .

In 1986 the 3rd platoon of 4th Company mutinied against the platoon leader, Lieutenant De Gorguette, because of constant excessive harassment. The train fell on the evening of the same day by alcohol-related riots in German restaurants.

When the Wall came down in 1989, the regiment was stationed in Berlin under the command of Colonel Breg. Here it was also dissolved in 1991. The barracks, the officers' mess and the other associated properties were handed over to the German authorities.

Regimental flag

On the back of the regimental flag (since Napoleonic times) the campaigns and battles in which the regiment took part are listed in gold letters.

42e regiment d'infanterie de ligne - drapeau.svg


Hardi le quarante-deux ... "
(The bold forty-two)


The regiment's flag ribbon is decorated with the Croix de guerre 1914–1918. Because of the four laudatory mentions in the army report, the Fourragère of the Médaille militaire is carried on the flag, just like by the members of the regiment . (Awarded December 10, 1918.)


  • M. Pinard, Chronologie historique-militaire , tomes 4 et 8, Paris 1761 et 1778
  • Colonel de Conchard, État militaire de la France au milieu du XVIIIe siècle. - Les Régiments limousins ​​et leur filiation jusqu'à nos jours , pp. 73–79, Bulletin de la Société scientifique historique et archéologique du Périgord, 1919, tome 41 ( lire en ligne )
  • 1914–1918 Historique sommaire du 42e regiment d'infanterie ; Imprimerie Schmitt Frères; Belfort.
  • À partir du Recueil d'Historiques de l'Infanterie Française (Général Andolenko - Eurimprim 1969).

Web links

Commons : Flags of the 42 ° regiment d'infanterie  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. German: 42nd Infantry Regiment
  2. which had nothing to do with the former 42 e regiment d'infanterie
  3. Another name for the beginning of the siege
  4. In order to give the many untrained volunteers a scaffolding made up of experienced soldiers, a “Demi-brigade de bataille” (combat half-brigade) was formed in the course of the so-called “First Reunion” from a battalion from the previous army and two to three volunteer battalions . The previous regimental formations had thus initially ceased to exist.
  5. ↑ In 1796 the previous Demi-brigades de bataille had been renamed Demi-brigades d'infanterie de ligne in the course of the “Second Merger”.
  6. Histoire de l'infanterie en France de Victor Louis Jean François Belhomme Vol 5 page 151
  7. Guy Antonetti, Louis-Philippe , Paris, Librairie Arthème Fayard, 2002, pp. 770-772, ISBN 978-2-213-59222-0
  8. http://www.lescahiersdhistoire.net/45eri/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=118
  9. source personnelle présent du 01/02/1980 to 30/09/1980
  10. source personnelle présent du 07/06/1985 to 10/10/1986
  11. «  Décision n ° 12350 / SGA / DPMA / SHD / DAT du 14 September 2007 relative aux inscriptions de noms de batailles sur les drapeaux et étendards des corps de troupe de l'armée de terre, du service de santé des armées et du service des essences des armées, Bulletin officiel des armées, n ° 27, 9 November 2007  »(German:“ Provision n ° 12350 / SGA / DPMA / SHD / DAT of September 14, 2007 on the appearance of the inscriptions on the flags and standards of the Troops of the army, the medical service and the fuel supply branch. Published with the official army bulletin No. 27 of November 9, 2007 ")
  12. Arrêté relatif à l'attribution de l'inscription AFN 1952–1962 sur les drapeaux et étendards des formations des armées et services, du 19 novembre 2004 (A) NORDEF0452926A Michèle Alliot-Marie  " (German: "Order AFN 1952–1962 on the assignment of the inscriptions on the flags and standards of the formations of the army and the services of November 19, 2004 (A) NORDEF0452926A Michèle Alliot-Marie ")
  13. This also applies to units that have already been disbanded, as they can (theoretically) be put back into active service at any time
  14. http://www.chtimiste.com/ des régiments de 1914-19178
  15. Regulation n ° 12350 / SGA / DPMA / SHD / DAT of September 14, 2007 on the appearance of the inscriptions on the flags and standards of the troops of the army, the medical service and the fuel supply industry. Published with the Official Army Bulletin No. 27 of November 9, 2007
  16. ^ Order AFN 1952–1962 on the assignment of the inscriptions on the flags and standards of the formations of the army and the services of November 19, 2004 (A) NORDEF0452926A Michèle Alliot-Marie