A few images of a water course (Stage nautique) in the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion. The 1er REG is specialized as the regiment engineer-amphibian. Because of its specialization, all new legionnaires arriving to the regiment have to pass the water course.
Every Christmas Eve, the young legionnaires play the Christmas sketch to the amusement of the rest legionnaires and their officers of the whole regiment. In most cases, the sketch is a parody of the current life in the regiment/company/section and, of course, it parodies the superiors of the young legionnaires. As we can also see in the video.
There are many traditions in the French Foreign Legion. Their purpose is to weld together people with different backgrounds and create a team spirit as well as distinguish the Legion itself from any other French Army unit.
The French Army have launched a few new images of the French Foreign Legion operating in Mali. We can see the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) with the Malian soldiers in Gao, Mali. The 1st REC is observing the entrance of the strategic bridge over the river Niger and the main road to Gao.
A list of units of the French Foreign Legion and their operations in January 2013. The Foreign Legion has always some of its units deployed outside of France. They are placed mainly in Africa. As they have always been placed there, during the history of the Legion.