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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1er REG training in Djibouti 2015

While part of the 3rd Company (3e CIE) of the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) is being placed in French Polynesia in the Pacific now, the 1st Platoon of 3e CIE moved to Djibouti (a country located northwest of Somalia, in the Horn of Africa) on its four-month-long mission, at the end of 2014.

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1er REG: Sainte Barbe 2014

On 3 and 5 December 2014, the French Foreign Legion’s engineering units celebrated Sainte Barbe (Saint Barbara), the patron of military engineers. While her feast day is on December 4, the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) conducted a parade in honor of Sainte Barbe on December 5.

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