85th anniversary: The worst accident in the Foreign Legion’s history

In Algeria (North Africa), 85 years ago, the worst accident in the history of the French Foreign Legion occurred. On September 14, 1932, a troop train was heading for Morocco, carrying a Legion battalion ready for fighting. In the afternoon, the train had derailed and fell into a ravine. Tens of legionnaires were killed, two hundreds of legionnaires were wounded.

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Foreign Legion events: August 21 – 31

Discover the most interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the Legion’s significant events which took place between August 21 and August 31, will be published.

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Mission Lynx: 2e REI in Estonia

See a video presenting legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) during an exercise in Estonia, during Mission Lynx. The 2e REI legionnaires and their VAB and VBCI infantry combat armored vehicles operate within the British 5th Battalion The Rifles Battlegroup, as its company of infantry.

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