On 13 October 2015, volunteers from the 3rd Engaged Volunteer Company (3e CEV), 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE) of the French Foreign Legion, having finished first four weeks of 4-month-long basic training, obtained their Képi blanc and became officially the legionnaires during the Remise de Képi blanc (Obtaining the White kepi) ceremony in Bordeaux, a port city in southwestern France.
A platoon consisting of 60 volunteers aged between 18 and 36 years, composed of 35 nationalities from around the world, took part in the ceremony after having marched 50 km (31 miles) with full equipment in two days, during the so-called Marche Képi blanc. The Foreign Legion Music Band (MLE) was involved in the ceremony.
View more photos: Des képis blancs sur la place Pey-Berland
4e RE: Fresh legionnaires obtaining their Képi blanc
4e RE: Remise de Képi blanc in Paris
2e REG: Oubangui exercise and “Remise de Képi blanc”
October 1976: Training units left Corsica for Castelnaudary