Today, September 29, 2012, 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion celebrates “Saint-Michael Day” (La Fête de Saint-Michel). Saint-Michael is celebrated as the patron of paratroopers.
– Tribute to the dead at Camp Raffalli, Calvi, Corsica at 09:30 AM
– Mass at St. Mary Major for the regiment and the population at 10:30 AM
– “Prise d’armes” (military ceremony) in the port of Calvi at 15:30 AM, followed by a parade and a reception