Young legionnaires who just joined the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the French Foreign Legion after finishing their 4-month-long basic training, are obliged to pass the Basic Specialty Training (Formation de Spécialité Initiale, FSI) conducted by their new regiment, to get initial combat engineering skills.
On October 19, in front of the Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, 58 young volunteers from the 1st Platoon, 2nd Engaged Volunteer Company (2e CEV), 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE) of the French Foreign Legion, obtained their Képi blanc and became the legionnaires during the Remise de Képi blanc (Obtaining the White kepi) ceremony.
Videos launched by the French Foreign Legion, captured in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September 2014. They show legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) doing their job during Operation Sangaris, taking place in this African country.
The two new t-shirt designs promoting the French Foreign Legion, made by myself for you. The first design is based on the legendary Képi blanc (White kepi), worn only in the Legion, by ordinary soldiers. The second design is based on the Foreign Legion’s famous Monument aux morts (War memorial – Monument to the dead), built in Algeria in 1930; it has been located in headquarters of 1er RE in Aubagne, southern France, since 1962.
The 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE) of the French Foreign Legion organized the second year of the cross-country run open for legionnaires and officers from all of the Legion’s regiments, TRAIL 2014. See the official video…
Some informal images from the farm (ferme) of the 1st Engaged Volunteer Company (1re CEV) of the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), one of the three farms where volunteers spend their first 4 weeks of the French Foreign Legion’s four-month basic training.