In December 2012, an inauguration of the new Memorial hall took place in the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment of the French Foreign Legion in its base at Saint Christol, southern France.
An interesting Hungarian documentary (2011) about the Foreign Legion in French Guiana. This documentary shows the legionnaires of the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment and their Brasilian colleagues during the Jungle Training course organized by the Legion. Even if you don’t understand the dialogue, there are a lot of good images to see.
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.
French Guiana is an overseas region of France on the North Atlantic coast of South America bordered by Brazil to the east and south and Suriname to the west. There is a French Foreign Legion regiment stationed in French Guiana: the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI). It moved to its current location in French Guiana from Madagascar, Africa, in September 1973. 3e REI is protecting the Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre).
Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël 2012 from ForeignLegion.info!
A Christmas video from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) is added. It shows the legionnaires of the Reconnaissance section of the Reconnaissance and Support Company (Compagnie d’éclairage et d’appui, CEA) which celebrate their Noël at their base at Calvi, Corsica and also in Africa.