Foreign Legion: Overseas Deployments 2018

See the official overseas deployments of French Foreign Legion units planned for the first half of 2018, in operational areas around the world. France remains the only European country with such long list of deployments for its troops. The volunteers asking for service in the Legion know it well. And to be sure, this list is not complete yet.

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2e REI: VBCI Armored Vehicle presentation

See a nice video presentation of the VBCI, a modern armored infantry fighting vehicle of the French Army. Within the Foreign Legion, VBCIs have been used, since 2015, by the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI). In the video, a sergeant from the 5th Company, 2e REI will demonstrate you (in French) all aspects of this vehicle.

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10th March 1831: When a Legion was created

187 years ago, on March 10, 1831, a royal ordinance of Louis Philippe I, King of the French was issued. It ordered the establishment of a Foreign Legion. The current French Foreign Legion has officially derived its origin from this Legion established in 1831. Nevertheless, the lineage of the current Legion is far more complex.

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