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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Foreign Legion in a 1978 documentary

An interesting Brazilian documentary on the French Foreign Legion, showing, besides other things, the very rare images of advanced training courses of this legendary unit. It was released 36 years ago, in January 1978 by Globo, the second-largest commercial TV network in the world.

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1976: Training units left Corsica for Castelnaudary

In October 1976, training units of the French Foreign Legion left Corsica. Having been stationed there since June 1962, they would move to mainland France. The training units of the Legion would be stationed at the town of Castelnaudary, their future garrison in the southern part of the country.

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Car accident: 19 soldiers of 4e RE injured

This Monday, on September 23, while going to the military camp of Caylus to conduct a military exercise, a platoon of the 2nd Volunteers Company of 4th Foreign Regiment, the training regiment of the Foreign Legion, had an accident in the exit of Verfeil-sur-Seye, a commune in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France.

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