2e REP: 2020 Wessex Storm in England

Between November 2 and December 12, 2020, yearly joint military manoeuvres called Wessex Storm take place on Salisbury Plain in Wessex, southern England. The six-week manoeuvres have to confirm the skills and readiness of the 2 PARA Battlegroup, the British Army’s leading response force, assigned to the 16 Air Assault Brigade. During the 2020 Wessex Storm exercise, a company of the French Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and a US Army platoon have been included into the British battlegroup.

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3e REI: 2020 Jungle Assistant Course

See a nice report made by the Foreign Legion, covering part of the Jungle Assistant Course (Stage Aide-moniteur fôret, AMF), the most difficult French military course for ordinary soldiers. Out of fifty initial volunteers, there are no more than seven legionnaires to continue the course to obtain that very prestigious certificate and get a chance to become one of the ten assistants of the Jungle Instructor…

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Suppression of the 1947 Malagasy Uprising: Another forgotten campaign of the Legion

In late March 1947, three months after the regular war started in French Indochina, a bloody rebellion erupted in Madagascar, then a French colony annexed by France (with the predominant help of legionnaires) in 1896. To stop the massacres of French settlers and to restore order on that large island in the Indian Ocean, a battalion of the Foreign Legion left North Africa. Follow the link and learn more about another already forgotten campaign of the Legion, accompanied by 40+ original, still unpublished photos from private archives…

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2e REP: 2020 Saint Michael Day kickboxing

In late September 2020, a regimental challenge was organized as usual at Calvi in Corsica by the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP). The challenge is a traditional part of the festivities in commemoration of Saint Michael the Archangel (the patron of all French paratroopers) whose feast falls on September 29. This day also marks the 2e REP’s holiday.

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