1976 Djibouti helicopter crash: 41st Anniversary

41 years ago, on May 24, 1976, the second dedliest accident for the Legion in its post-1962 modern history occurred. During a military exercise in the then French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (today’s Djibouti), a country located in the Horn of Africa, a French Army helicopter crashed. Eight men on board were killed, including six legionnaires from the GOLE (Foreign Legion Task Force)…

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Foreign Legion events: May 01 – 10

See the most important historical events of the French Foreign Legion. Significant operations, battles, campaigns, deployments, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Explore the interesting data in the Legion’s history which occurred between May 01 and May 10.

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Foreign Legion events: April 21 – 30

Discover interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the Legion’s significant events which occurred between April 21 and April 30.

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Foreign Legion events: April 11 – 20

Explore important historical events in French Foreign Legion’s history. Significant campaigns and battles, deployments and operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units. See the most notable events of the Foreign Legion which occurred between April 11 and April 20.

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Foreign Legion events: April 01 – 10

See the most interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Discover the Legion’s significant events which took place between April 01 and April 10.

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Foreign Legion events: March 21 – 31

See important historical events of the French Foreign Legion. Significant operations, battles, campaigns, deployments, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Explore the most interesting data in Legion’s history which occurred between March 21 and March 31.

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Foreign Legion events: March 11 – 20

Discover interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the Legion’s significant events which occurred between March 11 and March 20.

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