History of the first Foreign Legion parachute unit

During the First Indochina War, the Foreign Legion was demanded by French military authorities to create a parachute unit to support French infantry forces operating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos since 1946. In 1948, volunteers of the Legion regiments stationed in Indochina formed the first Foreign Legion airborne unit – the Parachute Company, attached to the 3e REI.

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1976: Training units left Corsica for Castelnaudary

On October 11, 1976, training units of the French Foreign Legion left Corsica, where they had been stationed since July 1962. The units moved to continental France to be based in Castelnaudary at the end of November 1976. They have been based in “Castel” (a nickname by legionnaires) till present. See some pictures and more information.

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US Marines and Legionnaires in Tonga

Exercise Tafakula 2013. During the first half of September, the platoons from the United States Marine Corps, the Tongan armed forces and the French Foreign Legion realized an exercise in the Kingdom of Tonga, a Polynesian state in the southern Pacific Ocean.

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Car accident: 19 soldiers of 4e RE injured

This Monday, on September 23, while going to the military camp of Caylus to conduct a military exercise, a platoon of the 2nd Volunteers Company of 4th Foreign Regiment, the training regiment of the Foreign Legion, had an accident in the exit of Verfeil-sur-Seye, a commune in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France.

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