Anniversary of creation of the French Foreign Legion

On March 10, 2013, the French Foreign Legion will celebrate the 182nd anniversary of its creation. Following the suggestion of Minister of War (Ministre secrétaire d’État au département de la Guerre) Jean-de-Dieu Soult of March 9, King Louis Philippe presented a new royal ordinance in Paris on March 10, 1831, in which he ordered establishment of the Foreign Legion.

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Christmas sketch in the French Foreign Legion

Every Christmas Eve, the young legionnaires play the Christmas sketch to the amusement of the rest legionnaires and their officers of the whole regiment. In most cases, the sketch is a parody of the current life in the regiment/company/section and, of course, it parodies the superiors of the young legionnaires. As we can also see in the video.

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Traditions of the French Foreign Legion

There are many traditions in the French Foreign Legion. Their purpose is to weld together people with different backgrounds and create a team spirit as well as distinguish the Legion itself from any other French Army unit.

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French Foreign Legion Operations – January 2013

A list of units of the French Foreign Legion and their operations in January 2013. The Foreign Legion has always some of its units deployed outside of France. They are placed mainly in Africa. As they have always been placed there, during the history of the Legion.

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History of the French Foreign Legion in pictures

A video of ForeignLegion.Info production about the history of the French Foreign Legion. In more than 150 well-ordered images, you can see all important data of this elite part of the French Army: the Foreign Legion’s battles, campaigns, operations or units activation, deactivation, moving.

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French Foreign Legion: Where to enlist?

Where can you be enlisted in the French Foreign Legion? Get to know the addresses, contacts and Google map locations of the Foreign Legion’s recruiting centers. Note that these centers are located in mainland France only and that they are the only places, where you can be officially enlisted in the Foreign Legion.

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