Aged 91, Hélie Denoix de Saint Marc, the main Foreign Legion figure participating in the Generals’ Putsch against French president Charles de Gaulle in Algeria in 1961, has died on August 26, 2013.
Three videoclips, created and shared on YouTube by a former legionnaire of French nationality, with a large number of nice photos from the French Foreign Legion, made approximately 35 years ago (late 1970s, early 1980s).
Videoclip of the urban area tactic combat exercise of September 2012. The 1st and 3rd companies of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI), with a platoon of the 4th squadron of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the French Foreign Legion and some members of the regular French Army participated in the urban warfare exercise at Urban area warfare exercise center (Centre d’Entraînement aux actions en Zone Urbaine, CENZUB) in Sissonne, northern France, between September 16th and 29th of 2012.
More than 50 pictures of Foreign Legion uniforms with detailed information. The French Foreign Legion is using various uniforms depending on what regiment, company or even a section it is. See large majority of Foreign Legion uniforms with tens of pictures, information and well-ordered data. See the collection of current uniforms of the French Foreign Legion (2013).
Some images from Operation Netero and Operation Météorite. The operations took place in Mali last month (July). During two weeks of Operation Netero, three companies of legionnaires (together with Malian and Nigerian troops) were searching for rebels east and southeast of Gao, in the 100km x 100km (62×62 miles) large area.