During the French Foreign Legion’s basic training in the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), young volunteers are obliged to learn number of songs of the Legion. However, sometimes they are unofficially singing also several national military songs from around the world. In recent decades, these songs originated mostly in Russia or Romania, due to large number of cadres born in these countries. Times change and we can see young volunteers or fresh legionnaires singing even a Mongolian song in 2015…
See some images of legionnaires from the French Foreign Legion deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) during June 2015. The legionnaires are working there together with soldiers from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to stabilize this African country.
On July 14, France celebrated Bastille Day 2015 with a military parade in Paris. The French troops, including the French Foreign Legion, marched down the Champs-Elysées. The Legion was represented by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, accompanied by the Foreign Legion Music Band and the legionnaires from the 3rd Comapny of the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI). The 3e REI was participating in the parade for the first time since it has been placed in French Guiana.
A few images of cavalry legionnaires during an operation in Mali, June 2015. The legionnaires of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) are currently a part of GTD (Desert Tactic Group) MISTRAL in this African country, while serving in Operation Berkhane.
See a few images of legionnaires from the French Foreign Legion during their eight-week-long Corporals course (CME), which took place in the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), a training unit of the Legion based in Castelnaudary, southern France.
Change your life – Change ta vie! View the French Foreign Legion new recruiting video launched today on its YouTube canal. For more information about the recruitment visit the official recruiting web page of the Legion (in French) or see how to join the Foreign Legion page on our website (in English).