French Foreign Legion: New Commander

August 1, 2018, General Denis Mistral became the new Commander of the French Foreign Legion. He replaced General Jean Maurin, a former Legion paratrooper, who spent long four years by heading this famous institution. Usually, the office is held for two years.

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Foreign Legion: Wounded Soldier Day

Between June 22-23, 2018, the Foreign Legion HQ participated in the French Army’s Journée des Blessés (Wounded Soldier Day) and arranged a meeting + several cohesion activities for its wounded legionnaires.

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10th March 1831: When a Legion was created

187 years ago, on March 10, 1831, a royal ordinance of Louis Philippe I, King of the French was issued. It ordered the establishment of a Foreign Legion. The current French Foreign Legion has officially derived its origin from this Legion established in 1831. Nevertheless, the lineage of the current Legion is far more complex.

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Foreign Legion: French Documentaries 2018

In January and February 2018, two French TV channels published new documentaries portraying the Foreign Legion, its recruiment process, basic training at the farm near Castelnaudary and the life in the Legion. Enjoy watching these interesting videos.

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Foreign Legion: Units to receive HK 416 F

As part of the modernization of the French Armed Forces, a new assault rifle will be delivered to French units within the next ten years. The German-made Heckler & Koch HK 416 F (French version). Hundreds of them have already been delivered to several French Foreign Legion units in 2017. Other HK 416 F rifles would be delivered to legionnaires in 2018.

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