Between February 16 and 29, 2016, legionnaires from the 2nd Company of the Foreign Legion’s 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI), the unit based in French Guiana, participated in a training course in Mexico.
In November 2015, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its activation. During campaigns in Europe, Morocco, Indochina and Algeria, this famous regiment received 16 unit citations, mentioned in the name of the Army. Because of that, the 3e REI remains the second most decorated unit within the French Army.
A few days ago, the French Foreign Legion launched an official video showing general Raymond from the US Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) during his visit to the Guiana Space Center (Centre spatial guyanais, CSG) located near Kourou, French Guiana and protected by the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI).
On July 14, France celebrated Bastille Day 2015 with a military parade in Paris. The French troops, including the French Foreign Legion, marched down the Champs-Elysées. The Legion was represented by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, accompanied by the Foreign Legion Music Band and the legionnaires from the 3rd Comapny of the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI). The 3e REI was participating in the parade for the first time since it has been placed in French Guiana.