Legionnaires invaded Britain

About a week ago, 200 legionnaires invaded Britain in Gosport, Hampshire (opposite Portsmouth). These legionnaires were a part of the French troops, comprising more than 500 men, participated in a military training exercise.

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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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