Trail of 1er RE 2013

Trail of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE). The first year of a 19 km (11,8 miles) long run with 1100 meters (3600 feets) of elevation difference took place in the country around Aubagne, the homebase and selection center of the French Foreign Legion, on October 16. See some pics and video.

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History of the first Foreign Legion parachute unit

During the First Indochina War, the Foreign Legion was demanded by French military authorities to create a parachute unit to support French infantry forces operating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos since 1946. In 1948, volunteers of the Legion regiments stationed in Indochina formed the first Foreign Legion airborne unit – the Parachute Company, attached to the 3e REI.

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