On July 22, 2014, legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG), participated in the ceremony to honor their comrade-in-arms, Adjudant-chef Dejvid Nikolic killed in Mali on July 14, promoted posthumously to the Major rank. The ceremony took place at Quartier General Rollet of Laudun, 1er REG’s garrison… Two videos.
On July 14, 2014, the French firemen (sapeurs-pompiers) of the Northern Defence and Security Zone (Zone de défense et de sécurité Nord) of northern France, participating for the first time in the Bastille Day Parade, met the legionnaires in a street of Paris and cheered them with a “standing ovation”.
Last month, in June 2014, the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) of the French Foreign Legion organized the first year of a 9 km (6 miles) long run with several obstacles, the Infernal Run. More than 600 legionnaires, mainly from 2e REI, participated in. However, as being said, Infernal Run is open to legionnaires from all regiments across the Legion. The run continues in the regiment’s traditional Cross Country run, taking place on El Mungar Day (the 2e REI’s legendary battle anniversary) of September 2.
On July 14, 2014, a French Foreign Legion legionnaire Dejvid Nikolic of Serbian origin, a member of the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG), was killed during Operation Serval in the Al Moustarat region of northern Mali. He became the third legionnaire having been killed in this African country since 2013, after SCH Harold Vormezeele and CPL Marcel Kalafut.
On July 14, the Bastille Day Military Parade (Défilé militaire du 14 Juillet) passed down the Champs-Elysées, Paris. As always, the Foreign Legion took part in the parade. See the legionnaires from the Foreign Legion Music Band and the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG), accompanied by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, marching together down the street in front of the French president.
As stated earlier, the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division trained with the legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the Foreign Legion, based on the island of Corsica, between May 25 – June 02 this year. The Legion launched its own official video…