Foreign Legion: Bastille Day Military Parade 2015

On July 14, France celebrated Bastille Day 2015 with a military parade in Paris. The French troops, including the French Foreign Legion, marched down the Champs-Elysées. The Legion was represented by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, accompanied by the Foreign Legion Music Band and the legionnaires from the 3rd Comapny of the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI). The 3e REI was participating in the parade for the first time since it has been placed in French Guiana.

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Foreign Legion: Bastille Day Military Parade 2014

On July 14, the Bastille Day Military Parade (Défilé militaire du 14 Juillet) passed down the Champs-Elysées, Paris. As always, the Foreign Legion took part in the parade. See the legionnaires from the Foreign Legion Music Band and the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG), accompanied by the Foreign Legion Pioneers, marching together down the street in front of the French president.

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Music band of the Foreign Legion 2013 official video

A nice, modern presentation of the Music band of the French Foreign Legion (partly in english) released just a few weeks ago. The band is a traditional part and a symbol of the Foreign Legion, based in Aubagne in the 1er RE. It has already been established in 1832, comprised exclusively of legionnaires. They have to go through the basic traing in Castelnaudary as the other legionnaires before being approved to the band. Today, the band is travelling and representing the Legion around the world.

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Songs and marches of the French Foreign Legion

Singing the songs. An inseparable part of traditions of the Foreign Legion. The first thing you will be learning in the basic training. If you are interested in the songs and marches of the French Foreign Legion, you can visit a new blog page. The page includes a well-ordered list of almost 50 songs and marches of the Foreign Legion. Every song of the list has its own page including a little information, a videoclip and lyrics.

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