Foreign Legion: Bold Alligator 2017

Legionnaires from three Foreign Legion regiments are participating in Bold Alligator, a joint multinational warfare exercise organized by the United States. About 14 foreign nations’ forces joined the exercise in North Carolina this year. The exercise starts today, October 18.

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1er REG & 1er REC: Operation Sentinelle in Nice 2016

On August 24, 2016, French Army General Bertrand H. de La Chesnais visited French soldiers, including legionnaires, at Nice, France. Legionnaires from 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) and 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) are patrolling the city as part of Operation Sentinelle. The city is located in the Côte d’Azur area on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. Last month, on the Bastille Day of July 14, at least 84 people were killed in Nice during a terrorist attack…

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French Foreign Legion: New units establishing

While the year of 2014 was marked by reorganization of the French Army with reducing its personnel and several unit dissolutions, including combat units within the Foreign Legion (e.g. 5th Squadron of 1er REC, 5th Company of 2e REI), the current year of 2015 is significant by reverse policy actions – increasing personnel serving in the French Army and (re-)creating the new combat units.

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1er REC: Solidarity with the Disabled Veterans

A month ago, legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) came to offer a helping hand to the Foreign Legion’s Disabled Veterans Institution of Puyloubier, southern France. Every year, a group of active legionnaires from one of the regiments based in France is participating on grape harvesting in vineyards belonging to the Institution.

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