1976 – 2016: Foreign Legion in Castelnaudary for 40 years already

40 years ago, the Foreign Legion Training Group (GILE) left Corsica. On October 11, 1976, the GILE took ship for France, to be stationed in the southern part of the country, in the town of Castelnaudary. The GILE had been placed on the island of Corsica since June 1962, after leaving their barracks and camps in Algeria, North Africa. In 1980, the training unit based in Castelnaudary became the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE)…

For more information and images, see:
1976: Training units left Corsica for Castelnaudary
French Foreign Legion 1978 documentary

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