The 2e REP and 1er REC were decorated

On the 11th July 2013, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the French Foreign Legion were decorated by Army General Bertrand Ract-Madoux, commander of the French Army, at Les Invalides in Paris. The regiments also participated at the Prises d’Armes military ceremony in the garden of the French Senate two days later. See a few images and videos.

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French Foreign Legion in Mali

French forces are preparing for a possible ground assault in Mali against al-Qaida-linked rebels who have continued to push south despite of French aerial bombardments. France has put more than 700 soldiers including the legionnaires on the ground in Mali since it began its rapid deployment January 11, 2013 at the request of the Malian government.

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