Foreign Legion: 2017 Camerone Day

On April 30, 2017, the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Camerone, the well-known and most important event in its history. This day is also the most important day of the year for all current or former legionnaires of the Foreign Legion. See some Camerone Day videos from several Legion regiments.

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1er REG: Reconnaissance exercise

In late February and early March 2017, the Liaison & Direct Action Reconnaissance Platoon (Section de Liaison et de Reconnaissance Offensive, SLRO) from the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) conducted a military exercise simulating a reasearch mission to capture a leader of a terrorist group.

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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 REG: Wake up, comrade!

A funny video made by a Russian legionnaire serving in the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG), one of the two engineer regiments of the French Foreign Legion, showing young legionnaires of this unit during their military lessons. You can see that even a legionnaire is not a Terminator-type killing machine and that he also needs to sleep a little bit…

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