Blue legionnaire: 2e REP trained with British Paras in Corsica

Yesterday, on January 26, 2014, the training exercise called Blue legionnaire, in which the Legion and British paratroopers were participating in, was officially finished. It took two weeks, since January 12. Another two-weeks long exercise between the same units, called Eagle Eyes, will be started in Corsica next week, on February 03.

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2e REP and its exercise JURA 2013

On November 11, three companies (3rd, 4th and Command/Logistics) and one team of Commando Parachute Group (GCP) from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) finished its week-long regimental exercise JURA 2013. The exercise took place just a few kilometers from Switzerland, in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region, in eastern France, between 3rd and 10th of November 2013. See pics and video.

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35th anniversary of the Battle of Kolwezi

On May 19, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion will remind the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Kolwezi. On May 19, 1978, the 2e REP was dropped on Kolwezi, a city in Katanga Province in the south of Zaire (today’s the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to rescuing more than 2,000 European hostages held by rebels.

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