2017 El Moungar Day: 2e REI to commemorate the 114th anniversary of the battle

Tomorrow, on September 2, the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) will commemorate the 114th anniversary of the 1903 Battle of El Moungar, in which 115 men of the regiment fought against more than 2,000 Berbers in the Sahara of western Algeria. The date of the event has become the regimental holiday, El Moungar Day.

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1976 Djibouti helicopter crash: 41st Anniversary

41 years ago, on May 24, 1976, the second deadliest accident for the Legion in its post-1962 modern history occurred. During a military exercise in the then French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (today’s Djibouti), a country located in the Horn of Africa, a French Army helicopter crashed. Eight men on board were killed, including six legionnaires from the GOLE (Foreign Legion Task Force)…

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