On 12th July 2013, Senior Corporal (Caporal-chef) Loureiro, a legionnaire from the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG), have died in an accident during the four-month mission in French Guiana. On July 25, the ceremony to pay homage to the dead Senior Corporal was organized within the 2e REG. The Irish legionnaire blogging about his life in the Legion was also present. See images.
On the 11th July 2013, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the French Foreign Legion were decorated by Army General Bertrand Ract-Madoux, commander of the French Army, at Les Invalides in Paris. The regiments also participated at the Prises d’Armes military ceremony in the garden of the French Senate two days later. See a few images and videos.
See the images of the French Foreign Legion marching on the 14th July 2013 on the Bastille Day parade, during this French National Day.
A few images of the legionnaires preparing for the tomorrow’s Bastille Day military parade, the most important and awaited French event of the year.