On September 7, 2016, legionnaires from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) participated in Brazil’s Independence Day Military Parade, which took place in the city of Macapá. Stationed in French Guiana, a country bordering with Brazil, the 3e REI and the Brazilian Army operate often together.
The detachment of the 3e REI’s 2nd Company and a platoon of 3e REI Pioneers were involved in the events of Independence Day of Brazil. The Pioneers paraded in the city of Belém, while the 2nd Company’s legionnaires took part in the parade of Macapá, together with the 34th Jungle Infantry Battalion (34º Batalhão de Infanteria de Selva, 34º BIS) of the Brazilian Army.
The 34º BIS conducts several traning exrecises and patrol missions with the legionnaires of 3e REI. These operations are aimed against illegal gold-triggers within Operation Harpie. The 34º BIS invited the 3e REI to participate in the parade.
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Le 3REI défile au Brésil