Képi Blanc (publication)
|Publisher||Lieutenant-colonel Thierry Jullien|
|First issue||April 30, 1947|
under the impulsion of Colonel Louis-Antoine Gaultier
|Based in||French Foreign Legion|
|Website||Képi Blanc Magazine|
The press magazine is sold exclusively under membership subscription. The subscription fees are channeled to the Foyer d'entraide de la Légion étrangère (FELE) which ensures the functioning of the Institution des Invalides de la Legion Etrangere (IILE).
As of 2013, circulation exemplary is of 11,500 and consists of 80 pages.
The first bulletin associated to the French Foreign Legion was designated as La Légion étrangère, a historic revue and actuality of the Legion, created in 1912. Suspended throughout the course of World War I, the revue was reborn in 1931, at the creation of the Union Veteran Legionnaires Societies (French: Union des Sociétés d'Anciens de la Légion étrangère, L'USAL). In 1945, the revue changed designation to Vert et Rouge which was published until 1959.
On April 30, 1947, under the Quill (French: La plume) of Captain Gheysens, the first editor-in-chief, and mainly at the initiative of Colonel Gaultier, commandant of the Communal Depot of the Foreign Regiments (French: Dépôt commun des régiments étrangers), appeared the be the journal of all foreign regiments of the legion. The journal was accordingly printed in Oran, and was totally independent, with its own presses starting Journal Number 13.
In 1954, the journal changed and passed from a black-and-white format tabloid to that of news, while introducing color.
Despite the cluster of mismanagements (in 1962 from Sidi-Bel-Abbès to Puyloubier, in 1967 from Puyloubier to Aubagne and at last, in 1998 for a change in the interior household of quartier Viénot), the monthly journal of the Legion has never ceased to appear.
Since May 2001, the journal ceased to be entirely autonomous, and the printing was externalized in a civilian printing firm.
Having its own internet site, it is possible to consult a vast array of articles.
The monthly Képi blanc, la vie de la Légion is a reflection of the actual legion and presents a well-rounded contour of activities in the regiments (training, operations), life of senior veterans or the history of the institution. It also plays a pivotal role in keeping a viewing sphere of contact, between the most senior to the youngest, among themselves and the institution.
|1947-1948||Captain Gheysens||1948-1950||Captain Hallo|
|1950-1951||Captain Hédan||1951-1953||Captain Fourreau|
|1953-1955||Captain Arnaud de Foïard||1955-1959||Lieutenant Vion|
|1959-1961||Captain Rodier||1961-1965||Captain Collart|
|1965-1969||Captain Liege||1969-1971||Captain Petit|
|1971-1974||Captain Fidel||1974-1977||Captain Guibert-Lassale|
|1977-1979||Chef de bataillon Estay||1979-1982||Chef de bataillon Baubiat|
|1982-1986||Chef de bataillon Chiaroni||1986-1988||Lieutenant-colonel Étienne German|
|1988-1992||Lieutenant-colonel Terrasson||1992-1995||Lieutenant-colonel Peron|
|1995-1998||Lieutenant-colonel Brunot||1998-2001||Lieutenant-colonel Marquet|
|2001-2003||Chef de bataillon Fedeli||2003-2004||Captain Messager|
|2004-2007||Chef de bataillon Carpentier||2007-2011||Chef de bataillon Morel|
At the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the creation of the journal, on April 30, 2007, a proper metallic insignia for the journal has been created. the French firm produced:
- 10 exemplary in silver;
- 50 exemplary, which were numbered and given to the editors-in-chief in the order of their ascension to the function;
- 300 exemplary, which were numbered in Arabic numerals;
- 300 exemplary, which were not numbered.
The wearing of this insignia is not authorized in uniform for active legionnaires.
Silver rectangle bordered to left and right by green and red stripes; casted in the middle by an oriented silver quill broached by a Képi Blanc.
Retaken of the regulatory insignia of the COMLE on which is found the logo of the editor-in-chief : La plume et Le Képi Blanc.
- "Bienvenue". Képi blanc (in French). Légion étrangère. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
- "White cap was created in 1947 Képi blanc a été créé en 1947". Képi Blanc (in French). Légion étrangère. 1 January 2010. Archived from the original on 3 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.