The French Foreign Legion will recruit 1,700 candidates also in the year of 2017, according to General Hervé Wattecamps, the Chief of the French Army human resources direction (DRHAT). The Foreign Legion has already recruited 1,700 candidates in 2016, contrary to some 950 candidates recruited between 2013-15.
On November 19, a new company was established within the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), the training unit of the French Foreign Legion, during a ceremony in the town of Castelnaudary, where the 4e RE is stationed. The new 6th Company will be composed of around 100 French reservists. Captain Toulouse took command.
40 years ago, the Foreign Legion Training Group (GILE) left Corsica. On October 11, 1976, the GILE took ship for France, to be stationed in the southern part of the country, in the town of Castelnaudary. The GILE had been placed on the island of Corsica since June 1962, after leaving their barracks and camps in Algeria, North Africa. In 1980, the training unit based in Castelnaudary became the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE)…
Nice images taken during the Foreign Legion’s basic training, by an East European recruit from the 2nd Enlisted Volunteers Company (2CEV) of the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), the training unit of the French Foreign Legion. The images were taken mainly on the company’s farm and in Castelnaudary (southern France), where the 4e RE is based.
Every year, the French Foreign Legion commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Camerone, the most famous event in its history. Also in 2016, on April 30, Camerone Day, the officers, NCOs and legionnaires of the Foreign Legion commemorated the 153rd Anniversary of the battle. See Camerone Day videos from several Legion regiments.
Currently, around 600 legionnaires from the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), the training unit of the French Foreign Legion consisting of about 1,600 men now and based at Castelnaudary (southern France), are participating in military training at CENTAC (Combat Training Center), placed at Camp de Mailly, the base of the 5th Dragoon Regiment (5e RD).