4e RE: On a farm

Some informal images from the farm (ferme) of the 1st Engaged Volunteer Company (1re CEV) of the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), one of the three farms where volunteers spend their first 4 weeks of the French Foreign Legion’s four-month basic training.

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4e RE visited by the Foreign Legion’s commander

On 8 September 2014, the Foreign Legion’s new commander, Major General Jean Maurin visited the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE). The 4e RE serves as a training unit of the Legion, based in Castelnaudary, southern France. Major General Jean Maurin spent 2 days in the 4e RE. Among other things, he visited the farms, where young volunteers start their basic training.

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4e REI: History of the Regiment of Morocco

See the history and images of the 4th Foreign Infantry Regiment (4e REI), the last Foreign Legion’s regiment serving in Morocco. The 4e REI was established in 1920 and participated in the Pacification of Morocco, Second World War, Pacification of Madagascar, First Indochina War and Algerian War. It was disbanded in 1964. The current training regiment of the Legion adopted the history and traditions of 4e REI.

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2e REG: Oubangui exercise and “Remise de Képi blanc”

Between February 25 and 27, because of their departure to the Central African Republic (CAR) in mid-March, legionnaires from the 1st Company of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the Foreign Legion participated in the Oubangui exercise, which took part in Sault, a small commune in the Vaucluse department of southeastern France.

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