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2e REI: Well-trained legionnaire

August 22, 2015 · Posted in 2rei

See a video with a well-trained legionnaire from the 4th Company of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI), a unit based in Nimes, southern France, during a regimental challenge. Not knowing exactly what challenge it is and when did it take place (maybe 2e REI Christmas Challenge 2014), anyway, it must be said that the legionnaire (probably of Hungarian origin) is really in good shape…

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4e RE: Young legionnaires singing a Mongolian song

July 28, 2015 · Posted in 4re

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 a 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…

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Foreign Legion: Bastille Day Military Parade 2015

July 15, 2015 · Posted in 1re, 3rei, bastille day, music

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.

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