On 17 May 1978, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion was put on alert to get involved in an emergency operation in Kolwezi, an important mining center located in the Katanga province of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the second largest country of Africa.
See most interesting historical events which occurred between May 01 and May 10 during the French Foreign Legion’s history. Battles, deployments, operations, establishments or dissolutions of units…
See important data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Battles, deployments, operations, establishments or dissolutions of units… Today, we will present the Legion’s interesting historical events which occurred between April 21 and April 30.
Every year, the French Foreign Legion commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Camerone, the most famous event in its history. Also in 2016, on April 30, Camerone Day, the officers, NCOs and legionnaires of the Foreign Legion commemorated the 153rd Anniversary of the battle. See Camerone Day videos from several Legion regiments.
On April 15, the fourth Infernal Run event was organized by the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) at Camp de Garrigues near Nimes, its garrison, at the occasion of coming Camerone Day (April 30). Hundreds of legionnaires from 2e REI and other regiments of the French Foreign Legion participated in.
See interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history collected in a single post. Today, we will present the Legion’s important events which occurred between April 11 and April 20.