2020 Bastille Day Military Parade

This Tuesday marks the French National Day of the 14th July, called Bastille Day in the English-speaking world. As usually, a military parade occurred in Paris. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bastille Day military parade was significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the Foreign Legion was still represented. See videos.

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Foreign Legion: Useful back exercises with Major Gérald

In his another great video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube, Major Gérald, the head of the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), presents very useful basic workouts for strengthening your postural muscles. This very important training prevents you from several types of injuries of your back and help you to maintain a good posture.

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Foreign Legion: Abdominal exercises with Major Gérald

Watch another useful video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube to improve your core strength. This video is dedicated to simple and effective physical training techniques for developing your abdominal muscles. They are, as always, presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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Foreign Legion: Basic fighting stance & movement training with Major Gérald

See another interesting video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube. It is the sixth video of a series dedicated to simple and effective physical training techniques for developing a military close quarter combatant. They are presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office, 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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Foreign Legion: Military close combat basics with Major Gérald

See another interesting video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube. The fourth video of a training series shows the fundamental basic techniques of close quarter combat. They are presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office, 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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Foreign Legion: Explosive training exercises with Major Gérald

See an interesting motivational video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube in late November. The already third video of a training series shows simple and effective physical training techniques for developing your explosive strength. They are presented by Major Gérald (similar to the rank of Sergeant Major in the US + UK, the most senior warrant officer) from the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ located in Aubagne.

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Foreign Legion: 2019 Armistice Day

The 11th of November marks in France the Armistice Day, when the entire nation commemorate the end of hostilities of World War I. As every year, even the French Foreign Legion units commemorated the 101st Armistice Day on November 11, 2019, and remembered the 36,000 legionnaires and foreign volunteers being killed or wounded during the war. See the photos.

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