On April 30, 2016, legionnaires from the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP), the unit based on the island of Corsica, commemorated the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Camerone. Before the Camerone Day, several challenges were conducted by the regiment. Among them, Mud REP.
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.
See the Krav Maga demonstration conducted by legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) at their base Camp Raffalli located near Calvi, Corsica. The European Krav Maga expert, Jean Paul Jauffret, the ex-legionnaire who has trained the 2e REP legionnaires for a long period, demonstrated together with men of the 4th Company + Command & Logistics Company its skills to a live audience, during Camerone Day 2015.
On April 30, 2014, the legionnaires of the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC), the only cavalry regiment of the Foreign Legion, celebrated its last Camerone Day (Camerone) in Orange (southeastern France). As stated before, the 1er REC will change its headquarters in the summer this year. See the great video made with video shots & photos, accompanied by the speech about the Battle of Camerone.
The 151st anniversary of the Battle of Camerone was also celebrated in Nimes (southern France), headquarters of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI). Camerone Day (Camerone) took part in the local elliptical Roman amphitheatre (Arènes), the best-preserved Roman arena in France. See some images.