Between October 20 and November 04, 2016, the 2nd Company, 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI), the Foreign Legion’s regiment based in French Guiana, participated in an military exercise in Surinam, South America.
On November 17, 2016, the Ariane 5 rocket successfully took off from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. It launched four Galileo satellites into orbit to support Europe’s own satellite navigation system. Legionnaires from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI), the Foreign Legion’s regiment based in Guiana, protected the launch.
On September 7, 2016, legionnaires from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) participated in Brazil’s Independence Day Military Parade, which took place in the city of Macapá. Stationed in French Guiana, a country bordering with Brazil, the 3e REI and the Brazilian Army operate often together.
On July 4, 2016, the Foreign Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belloy-en-Santerre. The battle, which occurred on July 4, 1916 near the river Somme in the Picardy region of northern France, was part of the Battle of Somme, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. That day, hundreds of legionnaires were killed within a few hours, including the American poet Alan Seeger.
In November 2015, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion celebrated the 100th Anniversary. During its campaigns in Europe, North Africa and French Indochina, the famous 3e REI gained 16 unit citations, mentioned in the order of the Army, and remains the second most decorated regiment within the French Army. To commemorate this well-known unit serving in French Guiana (South America) now, I re-designed the insignia of 3e REI and published it in our store…