Anniversary of creation of the French Foreign Legion

On March 10, 2013, the French Foreign Legion will celebrate the 182nd anniversary of its creation. Following the suggestion of Minister of War (Ministre secrétaire d’État au département de la Guerre) Jean-de-Dieu Soult of March 9, King Louis Philippe presented a new royal ordinance in Paris on March 10, 1831, in which he ordered establishment of the Foreign Legion.

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Water course in the 1er REG

A few images of a water course (Stage nautique) in the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion. The 1er REG is specialized as the regiment engineer-amphibian. Because of its specialization, all new legionnaires arriving to the regiment have to pass the water course.

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Christmas sketch in the French Foreign Legion

Every Christmas Eve, the young legionnaires play the Christmas sketch to the amusement of the rest legionnaires and their officers of the whole regiment. In most cases, the sketch is a parody of the current life in the regiment/company/section and, of course, it parodies the superiors of the young legionnaires. As we can also see in the video.

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