While a part of the 2e REG is in French Guiana now and the other part of the 2e REG is training for Mali, you can watch a short, authentic presentation of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the French Foreign Legion, made by a legionnaire from Brasil. As you can see, the legionnaires are really a bunch of good guys.
See the history of the smallest operational unit of the French Foreign Legion, having been placed on the little island in the Indian Ocean since 1967, to maintain the French interests in this area – Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte, DLEM.
On November 11, three companies (3rd, 4th and Command/Logistics) and one team of Commando Parachute Group (GCP) from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) finished its week-long regimental exercise JURA 2013. The exercise took place just a few kilometers from Switzerland, in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region, in eastern France, between 3rd and 10th of November 2013. See pics and video.
Ten days ago, on November 01, a week-long exercise between the legionnaires and US Marines finished. It took place at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, France. During the exercise, legionnaires from 2nd Company of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) and marines from SP-MAGTF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response) were supported by MV-22B Osprey (an American multi-mission tiltrotor aircraft). See pics and video.
French Foreign Legion and eyesight requirements. Being nearsighted/shortsighted, being farsighted/longsighted. Color blindness. Do legionnaires wear glasses or contact lenses or do not? Am I allowed to wear glasses/specs or lenses while enlisting and serving in the Foreign Legion? What are the French Foreign Legion eyesight requirements?