Originally Posted by Lord Keviv
Which were the last Roman(West) Legions to survive and where were their last postings?
Here is a recent good discussion on essentially the same issue but for the whole Roman Emmire (West & East) including some contributions of yours truly http://www.historum.com/ancient-hist...ml#post1236081
The Notitia Dignitatum
("relation of dignitaries"), in particular its Pars Occidentalis
written circa 425 AD mentioned some 29 units under the name Legio
(from a total of more than four hundred military units) but most if not all of them were typical "late legions
" with approx. 500-1000 men.
AFAIK with a possible single exception none of them was ever attested again.
The exception was mentioned by the poet Claudianus circa 402 as having being moved from Britannia by the famous Flavius Stilicho to face the Visigothic threat in the continent.
Circumstantial evidence suggests that the unit in question was Legio VI Victrix
, traditionally based in Eboracum, Britannia Inferior.
After the conquest of the city of Rome by Odovacer in 476 AD, the last Magister Militum per Gallias Aegidius and his son Syagrius commanded the last independent Roman pocket of the Western Empire in what is today northern France for an additional decade:
It is possible (just that) that some legion(s) or their remnants would have been still present there.