During the first week of December, the legionnaires – sapeurs (military engineers) from the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) and 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the French Foreign Legion, celebrated its patron, Sainte Barbe (Saint Barbara).
While the 1er REG was celebrating between the 5th and 6th of December, the 2e REG had already celebrated its patron on December 2.
1er REG celebrating Sainte Barbe 2013
Photo credit and source: K.Riegel, Légion Etrangère
2e REG celebrating Sainte Barbe 2013
Photo credit and source: 2e REG, Légion Etrangère
See a nice photo slideshow of the 1er REG’s Sainte Barbe celebration