The Char Leclerc is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France.
Carnoux-en-Provence is a commune northeast of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.
Colonel ("kernel", abbreviated Col., Col or COL) is a senior military officer rank below the brigadier and general officer ranks.
The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.
Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.
The 1st Cuirassier Regiment (1er Régiment de Cuirassiers, 1er RC) was the oldest armoured regiment in the French Army, until it was amalgamated with 11th Cuirassiers Regiment.
The 3rd Light Armoured Brigade (e Brigade Légère Blindée, 3 BLB), the previous 3rd Mechanised Brigade, was a unit of the French Army.