In August 2016, legionnaires from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) were involved in two operations – Operation Willau 10 and Operation Foudre 4 – in the deep jungle of French Guiana, South America.
80 years ago, in August 1936, the regimental insignia was distributed to legionnaires of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the French Foreign Legion. It remains the oldest distinctive unit insignia used within the Legion. The 1er REC also remains the only cavalry unit of the current Foreign Legion.
Interesting events of the French Foreign Legion’ history. Significant campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the most important events which occurred between September 01 and September 10.
The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion remains its only airborne unit and, most probably, the best-known regiment of the Legion. During its campaigns in Asia, Africa or Europe, the famous 2e REP gained 10 unit citations, mentioned in the order of the Army. Because of this, the 2e REP legionnaires are allowed to bear two Fourrageres, in colors of the Legion of Honor and the Military Valor.
Explore most important events in the French Foreign Legion’s history. Significant campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Today, the historical events which occurred between August 21 and August 31, will be published.
On August 24, 2016, French Army General Bertrand H. de La Chesnais visited French soldiers, including legionnaires, at Nice, France. Legionnaires from 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) and 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) are patrolling the city as part of Operation Sentinelle. The city is located in the Côte d’Azur area on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Last month, on the Bastille Day of July 14, at least 84 people were killed in Nice during a terrorist attack…
Explore interesting events in the history of the French Foreign Legion. Significant campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… The most important events, which occurred between August 11 and August 20, will be published today.