November 19, 2012, the regimental flags of the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) and the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) of the French Foreign Legion were decorated with a Croix de la valeur militaire avec palme (Cross for Military Valour with palm) by general Bertrand Ract Madoux in Nimes, southern France, where the 2e REI is stationed.
In the beginning of this autumn the 2e REP conducted two major exercises. Vent d’automne (Autumn wind), when the entire regiment deployed to Balagne (Corsica) for one week.
A new russian French Foreign Legion documentary movie from 2012. The movie is a part of Warriors of the World series. It offers a view on a selection in Aubagne, a training center in Castelnaudary, 2e REP and some details of the service in Legion.
November 1, 2012, numbers of veterans of the French Foreign Legion and their comrades, former paratroopers of French regular army (“Red berets”), has remembered the fallen legionnaires.
The French Army is adopting a new version of its assault rifle Famas – system FELIN. The new system FELIN is trying also by soldiers of the French Foreign Legion. Specifically by the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI). See the videos.