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.
See the official list of deployments of the French Foreign Legion units and their logistical support infrastructure outside of France, in operational areas around the world, and a list of deployments in mainland France in support of Operation Sentinelle, both in March 2016.
See most important events in the Foreign Legion’s history which occurred between March 1 and March 10.
On March 10, 2016, the French Foreign Legion commemorates the 185th anniversary of its founding on March 10, 1831. That day, a decree of the Council of State ratified the royal ordinance signed by Louis Philippe, the King of the French, on March 9. In the Article 1re of this three-article ordinance, the king authorized to form a Legion of Foreigners (Légion d’Etrangers) inside France.
The interesting data about the French Foreign Legion events sharing on our Facebook page will be posted also on this website now. All events from previous days will be collected and published as a single post here. Today, you can see Foreign Legion events which occurred in the history of the Legion between February 22 and February 29.
See the official list of deployments of the French Foreign Legion units and their logistical support infrastructure outside of France, in operational areas around the world, in January 2016.