On Tuesday, January 26, the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the Foreign Legion conducted a ceremony to pay homage to its members, the six legionnaires killed in the French Alps because of an avalanche.
On Monday, January 18, 14 legionnaires from the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) were caught by an avalanche while crossing a saddle of the Petit Argentier in the French Alps, during a mountain warfare basic training. The avalanche killed five of them. Nine legionnaires were injured, two of them seriously.
In November 2015, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its activation. During campaigns in Europe, Morocco, Indochina and Algeria, this famous regiment received 16 unit citations, mentioned in the name of the Army. Because of that, the 3e REI remains the second most decorated unit within the French Army.