Foreign Legion: 2019 Armistice Day

The 11th of November marks in France the Armistice Day, when the entire nation commemorate the end of hostilities of World War I. As every year, even the French Foreign Legion units commemorated the 101st Armistice Day on November 11, 2019, and remembered the 36,000 legionnaires and foreign volunteers being killed or wounded during the war. See the photos.

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1er REG: Training with Spanish Legion 2019

In September and October 2019, for four weeks, the legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion were training in Spain, alongside their comrades-sappers from the Spanish Legion. Both well-known Legions meet together from time to time, to participate in joint exercises, as partners within the NATO alliance.

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1er REG: Exercise with British soldiers in Estonia

Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion’s 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) are currently being deployed for four months to Estonia, a Baltic state in Northern Europe. They participate in Mission Lynx, part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Baltic Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) to protect NATO’s member state. In the country, the legionnaires made part of an international composite task force under the British leadership. In late July 2019, besides other military training and exercises, the British prepared for their colleagues from the 1er REG a joint engineering exercise, called Phoenix Tutor.

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