2e REP: The new history page of the last airborne unit of the Foreign Legion

This day marks the birthday of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the Foreign Legion. 63 years ago, on December 1, 1955, the well-known unit was established in North Africa. The regiment would take part in the Algerian War, until 1962. After having left Africa for Corsica in 1967, its men would deploy to Chad, Zaire, Iraq, ex-Yugoslavia, Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, Mali or Niger.

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3e REI: 2018 Armistice Day in French Guiana

Between November 8-11, 2018, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In French Guiana, the 3e REI legionnaires remembered their ancestors of the RMLE (Foreign Legion Regimental Combat Team, now 3e REI) who were fighting between 1915-18 on the Western Front in France. The RMLE helped to end the war and became the most decorated unit of the then French Army.

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Foreign Legion: 2018 Armistice Day

On November 11, 2018, Foreign Legion units commemorated the 100th Armistice Day marking the end of hostilities of World War I. They also remembered the 36,000 legionnaires and foreign volunteers being killed or wounded during the war. It’s not so surprising that in France between 1914-18, the RMLE (Foreign Legion Regimental Combat Team, now 3e REI) became the most decorated unit of the then French Army.

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