1er REG: Training with Spanish Legion 2019

In September and October 2019, for four weeks, the legionnaires from the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion were training in Spain, alongside their comrades-sappers from the Spanish Legion. Both well-known Legions meet together from time to time, to participate in joint exercises, as partners within the NATO alliance.

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1er REG: Exercise with British soldiers in Estonia

Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion’s 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) are currently being deployed for four months to Estonia, a Baltic state in Northern Europe. They participate in Mission Lynx, part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Baltic Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) to protect NATO’s member state. In the country, the legionnaires made part of an international composite task force under the British leadership. In late July 2019, besides other military training and exercises, the British prepared for their colleagues from the 1er REG a joint engineering exercise, called Phoenix Tutor.

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Foreign Legion: 2019 Camerone Day

On April 30, 2019, the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Camerone, the legendary and most important event in its history. Camerone Day is the most important day of the year for all current or former legionnaires of the Foreign Legion. See 2019 Camerone Day videos and images from several Legion regiments.

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