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The forgotten 1976 Djibouti accident

May 24, 2015 · Posted in history, legion

On May 24, 1976, the Legion suffered its worst losses in a single incident since the end of the Algerian War in 1962. In the then French colony of Djibouti, six of its legionnaires died. Nevertheless, the accident will be totally forgotten during next 40 years. On the internet, there is no article in French (still less in English) being concerned with the incident, which still remains the second deadliest incident for the French Foreign Legion since the Algerian War ended…

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2e REP: Krav Maga on Camerone Day 2015

May 20, 2015 · Posted in 2rep, camerone

See the Krav Maga demonstration conducted by legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) at their base Camp Raffalli located near Calvi, Corsica. The European Krav Maga expert, Jean Paul Jauffret, the ex-legionnaire who has trained the 2e REP legionnaires for a long period, demonstrated together with men of the 4th Company + Command & Logistics Company its skills to a live audience, during Camerone Day 2015.

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37th Anniversary of the Battle of Kolwezi

May 16, 2015 · Posted in 2rep, history, kolwezi

On 17 May 1978, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion was put on alert to prepare to be sent to the Katanga province of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the country located in central Africa, to rescue the hundreds of European hostages captured by a group of some 1,500 Katangese rebels in the city of Kolwezi and to drive out the rebels from the city.

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61st Anniversary of the Fall of Dien Bien Phu

May 8, 2015 · Posted in dien bien phu, history, indochina

On May 7, 1954, after 55 days of fierce fighting, the major battle between French troops and Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh soldiers was terminated. The battle occurred in the valley of Dien Bien Phu, in northern Vietnam, and signaled the end of French influence in Southeast Asia. Thousands of legionnaires were involved in the struggle and many of them died…

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Camerone Day 2015

May 2, 2015 · Posted in 1re, 2reg, 2rei, camerone

On 30 April 2015, the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Camerone. This day is known as Camerone Day (Camerone), the most important day for the Legion and its legionnaires. See the videos from 1er RE, 2e REI and 2e REG.

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