13e DBLE: Events in France in July 2018

In July 2018, having already back from their four-month mission in Mali (Africa), legionnaires of the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (13e DBLE) could take part in some public ceremonies within or nearby their Camp of Larzac in southern France.

Between January and May, the HQ Company + 1st + 2nd Company, 13e DBLE + their commanding officer were being deployed to Mali in West Africa, where they successfully participated in Operation Barkhane. During their mission, several legionnaires were wounded. About 200 rebels were “neutralized”.

13e DBLE in Mali 2018
A legionnaire of the 13e DBLE in Mali in 2018, together with Malian soldiers. He is a member of SAED, an elite reconnaissance platoon of the regiment.


PHOTOS. July 14, on the French National Day, the 13e DBLE took part in the Bastille Day Military Parade at Millau, a town located close to their military camp. Click on the FB icon to see all photos.

C'est aujourd'hui, 14 juillet 2018, à l'occasion de la cérémonie officielle de la Fête Nationale et du défilé militaire…

Posted by Ville de Millau on Saturday, July 14, 2018


PHOTOS. July 16, another ceremony of the 13e DBLE took place at La Cavalerie, the old village next to Camp Larzac. Click on the FB icon to see all photos.

Prise d'armes de la 13ème DBLE ce matin devant les remparts de La Cavalerie, suivie d'un défilé dans le village.

Posted by Claude Chambaud on Monday, July 16, 2018


July 17, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly visited Camp Larzac to participate in the Change of Command ceremony. She met with both officers, Colonel Guillaume Percie du Sert (who was leaving the regiment) and Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Bouffard, the new commanding officer of the regiment.

13e DBLE' colonels + Florence Parly
Colonel Guillaume Percie du Sert, French Minister Florence Parly and Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Bouffard (the 13e DBLE’s new commanding officer) at Camp Larzac, July 17, 2018.

Related posts:
Mali: Voices from the Foreign Legion 2018
13e DBLE: Firing exercise at Larzac
13e DBLE: 400 legionnaires ready to deploy to Africa
13e DBLE: Bold Alligator 2017