Discover most important events in the history of the French Foreign Legion. Unit establishments or dissolutions, campaigns, battles, deployments, operations… Today, we publish the important Foreign Legion historical data which occurred between July 11 and July 20.
On July 4, 2016, the Foreign Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belloy-en-Santerre. The battle, which occurred on July 4, 1916 near the river Somme in the Picardy region of northern France, was part of the Battle of Somme, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. That day, hundreds of legionnaires were killed within a few hours, including the American poet Alan Seeger.
Discover most interesting historical events of the French Foreign Legion. Unit establishments or dissolutions, campaigns, battles, deployments, operations… Today, we publish the important data which occurred in the history of the Foreign Legion between July 01 and July 10.
On July 14, France celebrates its National Day, Bastille Day. Every year, a military parade takes place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The French troops, including legionnaires from the French Foreign Legion, march down the street. In 2016, the Foreign Legion was represented, as usual, by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, being accompanied by the Foreign Legion Music Band. This year, 109 legionnaires from the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13e DBLE) also participated in the parade.
In June 2016, the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13e DBLE) of the French Foreign Legion left officially Zayed Military City near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It had been stationed there for 5 years, since the summer of 2011. In late June 2016, the 13e DBLE was placed at Camp Larzac, southern France.
In November 2015, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion celebrated the 100th Anniversary. During its campaigns in Europe, North Africa and French Indochina, the famous 3e REI gained 16 unit citations, mentioned in the order of the Army, and remains the second most decorated regiment within the French Army. To commemorate this well-known unit serving in French Guiana (South America) now, I re-designed the insignia of 3e REI and published it in our store…
See most important events in the French Foreign Legion’s history. Battles, deployments, operations, establishments or dissolutions of units… Today, you can read about the interesting historical data of the Legion which occurred between June 21 and June 30.