2e REP and its exercise JURA 2013

On November 11, three companies (3rd, 4th and Command/Logistics) and one team of Commando Parachute Group (GCP) from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) finished its week-long regimental exercise JURA 2013. The exercise took place just a few kilometers from Switzerland, in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region, in eastern France, between 3rd and 10th of November 2013. See pics and video.

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2e REI and US Marines trained together

Ten days ago, on November 01, a week-long exercise between the legionnaires and US Marines finished. It took place at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, France. During the exercise, legionnaires from 2nd Company of the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) and marines from SP-MAGTF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Crisis Response) were supported by MV-22B Osprey (an American multi-mission tiltrotor aircraft). See pics and video.

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Eyesight: French Foreign Legion vision requirements

French Foreign Legion and eyesight requirements. Being nearsighted/shortsighted, being farsighted/longsighted. Color blindness. Do legionnaires wear glasses or contact lenses or do not? Am I allowed to wear glasses/specs or lenses while enlisting and serving in the Foreign Legion? What are the French Foreign Legion eyesight requirements?

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Support Us: French Foreign Legion T-shirts

In September 2012, our FOREIGN LEGION INFO project started. During following years (text updated in 2017), it has become the largest online database containing information about the famous French Foreign Legion in English-speaking world. Information about its current joining requirements, about its current units, its missions, traditions etc. But primarily, the website is collecting the most accurate data and facts helping to map the amazing history of the Foreign Legion.

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Trail of 1er RE 2013

Trail of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE). The first year of a 19 km (11,8 miles) long run with 1100 meters (3600 feets) of elevation difference took place in the country around Aubagne, the homebase and selection center of the French Foreign Legion, on October 16. See some pics and video.

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