Foreign Legion: 2018 Camerone Day

This Monday, April 30, 2018, the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 155th anniversary of the famous Battle of Camerone. This day is the most important day of the year for all current or former legionnaires of the Legion. The well-known battle is seen as a sample illustration of bravery and determination of fighting to the finish. Because of that, the event became the sacred symbol of the Foreign Legion to be commemorated annually.

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Foreign Legion: French Documentaries 2018

In January and February 2018, two French TV channels published new documentaries portraying the Foreign Legion, its recruiment process, basic training at the farm near Castelnaudary and the life in the Legion. Enjoy watching these interesting videos.

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MLE: Foreign Legion Music Band in Paris

Yesterday, February 7, 2018, the Foreign Legion Music Band (MLE) performed an excellent concert in Paris, dedicated to the soldiers wounded during military operations and the families of those soldiers killed in action. The annual charitable concert is organized by the Military Governor of Paris. For its high prestige, the Foreign Legion Music Band was asked to be the main participant in this important event.

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110th anniversary: Foreign Legion’s company overtook by a severe snowstorm

March or Die… In Algeria on February 1, 1908, a blinding snowstorm overtook a company of the Foreign Legion during the march to a remote military post on the Algeria-Morocco border. Lost in a semi-desert land, tens of legionnaires died, many other suffered frostbite and had to be amputated. Though unknown these days, this disaster has remained one of the most tragic events for the Legion. And we want to remember these brave men.

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1er RE: Exercice Vaillant 2017

In early November, the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE) conducted its annual three-day military exercise called Vaillant. The exercise took place at Laudun (southeastern France) and administrative units’ legionnaires of the 1er RE were involved in.

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