Foreign Legion: Bastille Day Military Parade 2015

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.

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Foreign Legion for the first time in Peru

Last month, the French Foreign Legion appeared for the first time in Peru (South America). On 29 July 2014, a detachment composed of legionnaires (mostly Senior corporals) from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the Foreign Legion, a regiment based in South America as well, participated in a large military ceremony conducted by the Peruvian Army in Lima, the capital of Peru.

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French Guiana Jungle Training 2014

“You are here to start the most difficult French military course for ordinary soldiers. It could be said, you are fu.ked.” The newest French documentary, being released a week ago, shows 24 legionnaires ready to start the Jungle Instructor’s Helper Course (Stage Aide-moniteur fôret, AMF) to obtain that very prestigious certificate. The course is managed by the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) and lasts 8 weeks, including 7 weeks spent in the Amazon jungle of French Guiana…

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