Foreign Legion: Christmas Challenges 2018

As a long-existed tradition, all units of the French Foreign Legion organize Christmas challenges before Christmas Eve, the second most important holiday within the Legion. The challenges help to keep unit cohesion, to compare the force of their companies and to provide a little bit of fun for their hard-working men. See images taken during the Christmas challenges in several Legion regiments.

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2e REI: El Moungar 2018

On September 2, 2018, the 115th anniversary of the famous Battle of El Moungar occurred. The battle took place at El Moungar, close to Taghit, in the Bechar region of western Algeria, on September 2, 1903. That day, the 22nd Mounted Company, 2e RE (2e REI now) were attacked by more than 2,000 Berbers.

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Bastille Day Military Parade 2018

This Saturday, the French commemorated their National Day of the 14th July, called Bastille Day in the English-speaking world. As always since 1880, a large military parade in Paris occurred. Traditionally, the Bastille Day military parade took place on the Champs-Elysées, a well-known avenue in the 8th arrondissement. The Foreign Legion participated.

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Legion: Training for 2018 Bastille Day Parade

As every year these days, members of the French Foreign Legion are training dutifully for the Bastille Day Military Parade, which will take place in Paris this Saturday, on July 14, 2018. Apart from Foreign Legion Pioneers and the Music Band, legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) and the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) will also participate in the parade.

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2e REI: U.S. Marines at Camp Garrigues 2018

In late May 2018, Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines traveled to France for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood (Bois-Belleau), which occurred near the Marne River in northern France between June 6-26, 1918, during World War I. In France, the Marines also visited Camp Garrigues near Nimes to conduct a firing exercise, with the help of legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI).

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