The 1st Company of the French Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) has been based in Madama, a new French forward operating base located in the land of nowhere in north-eastern Niger, near the Libyan-Algerian border, deep in the heart of Sahara. In February 2015, a well-known French reporter-photographer Thomas Goisque spent some time with legionnaires there and made hundreds of great images.
A Caporal-chef (Senior corporal) from the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the Foreign Legion was killed during live firing exercise at Camp des Guarrigues, a military camp located near Nimes (southern France), on March 23. The exercise was conducted to train legionnaires before joining Operation Berkhane in Mali in May 2015.
While part of the 3rd Company (3e CIE) of the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) is being placed in French Polynesia in the Pacific now, the 1st Platoon of 3e CIE moved to Djibouti (a country located northwest of Somalia, in the Horn of Africa) on its four-month-long mission, at the end of 2014.
A very nice video from French Guiana. As noted in FFL December 2014 Operations, the Reconnaissance and Support Company (CEA) of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) was sent to serve in French Guiana for four months (09/14 – 01/15), on the so called Short Period Mission (Mission de Courte Durée, MCD).
The Foreign Legion Museum will organize a temporary exhibition called The Legion during the Victory (La Légion dans la Victoire). The exhibition is dedicated to the legionnaires and Foreign Legion’s units participating in the liberation of France in 1944-1945. It opens to the public on April 15 and continues on view through August 30, 2015.