4e RE: Remise de Kepi blanc at Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

In mid-October 2019, a platoon of Foreign Legion enlisted volunteers from the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE) finished their initial four-week instruction. After having passed a long march, they were allowed to make a military oath and be called legionnaires. The ceremony took place at the Château de Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, an old castle in southwestern France. See the video.

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Foreign Legion: Explosive training exercises with Major Gérald

See an interesting motivational video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube in late November. The already third video of a training series shows simple and effective physical training techniques for developing your explosive strength. They are presented by Major Gérald (similar to the rank of Sergeant Major in the US + UK, the most senior warrant officer) from the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ located in Aubagne.

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