1er RE: Exercice Vaillant 2018

Between October 8-12, the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE) conducted its annual military exercise called Vaillant (Valiant). This year, Exercise Vaillant took place at Camp des Garrigues, a military camp near Nimes in southeastern France.

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Most complete database of French Foreign Legion historical events

The coming 11th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the tragic World War I, in which millions of brave soldiers died. Between them, several thousands of legionnaires. In France during WWI, their unit became the most decorated unit of the French Army. No other comment is needed. This is a small contribution to remember their fallen brothers-in-arms (and also the fallen legionnaires of all conflicts and campaigns from 1831 until the present): since now, you can browse the most complete database of French Foreign Legion historical events ever created. Well-ordered data collected together from almost 30 books + tens of magazines + the internet. The gathered data are presented as On This Day. Each day is supplemented with an image.

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4e RE: Remise de Kepi blanc at Armentières in October 2018

Last weekend, a platoon of the French Foreign Legion’s enlisted volunteers had finished their four-week initial training at an isolated farm in southern France. Led by a Staff Sergeant (a long-serving legionnaire), the platoon subsequently did a 40 mile-long march (60 km), known as the Marche de Kepi Blanc (White Kepi March) to have the right to make a military oath, obtain the sacred White Kepi and become the Legionnaire.

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