Traditions of the French Foreign Legion

There are many traditions in the French Foreign Legion. Their purpose is to weld together people with different backgrounds and create a team spirit as well as distinguish the Legion itself from any other French Army unit.

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1er REC observing in Gao, Mali

The French Army have launched a few new images of the French Foreign Legion operating in Mali. We can see the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) with the Malian soldiers in Gao, Mali. The 1st REC is observing the entrance of the strategic bridge over the river Niger and the main road to Gao.

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French Foreign Legion Operations – January 2013

A list of units of the French Foreign Legion and their operations in January 2013. The Foreign Legion has always some of its units deployed outside of France. They are placed mainly in Africa. As they have always been placed there, during the history of the Legion.

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