Last month, the French Foreign Legion appeared for the first time in Peru (South America). On 29 July 2014, a detachment composed of legionnaires (mostly Senior corporals) from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the Foreign Legion, a regiment based in South America as well, participated in a large military ceremony conducted by the Peruvian Army in Lima, the capital of Peru.
An almost unknown unit of the French Foreign Legion. An independent, autonomous motorized infantry company formed in 1955 to serve in Algeria during the Algerian War. A few months later, it became the 4th Legion Saharan Motorized Company (4e CSPL). The youngest of the four legendary Saharan motorized companies of the Foreign Legion.
See a nice, though unofficial, personally made video clip presenting the 2nd Company (called Mountain Company due to its mountain warfare specialization) of the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP), its only airborne regiment, based on the island of Corsica.
Between 7 and 11 July of 2014, US Marines from a battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment, attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF Crisis Response), trained with the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, France. See 4 videos…
A hardly known self-governing, autonomous motorized infantry unit of the French Foreign Legion, established in 1949 to guard the Fezzan region of Libya, being under the French administration. The 3rd Legion Saharan Motorized Company (3e CSPL), one of the four legendary Saharan motorized companies of the Legion. In the late 1950s, 3e CSPL left Libya to participate in the Algerian War.