2e REP: History of the Foreign Legion’s last airborne unit

See history of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP), the last airborne unit of the French Foreign Legion, including more than 70 pictures. Established in Algeria in 1948 as a battalion, it participated in the First Indochina War. Reorganized to a regiment, the 2e REP took part in the Algerian War, Battle of Kolwezi and other military operations. The unit has been based on the island of Corsica since 1967.

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Blue legionnaire: 2e REP trained with British Paras in Corsica

Yesterday, on January 26, 2014, the training exercise called Blue legionnaire, in which the Legion and British paratroopers were participating in, was officially finished. It took two weeks, since January 12. Another two-weeks long exercise between the same units, called Eagle Eyes, will be started in Corsica next week, on February 03.

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2e REP and its exercise JURA 2013

On November 11, three companies (3rd, 4th and Command/Logistics) and one team of Commando Parachute Group (GCP) from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) finished its week-long regimental exercise JURA 2013. The exercise took place just a few kilometers from Switzerland, in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region, in eastern France, between 3rd and 10th of November 2013. See pics and video.

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The 2e REP and 1er REC were decorated

On the 11th July 2013, the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) of the French Foreign Legion were decorated by Army General Bertrand Ract-Madoux, commander of the French Army, at Les Invalides in Paris. The regiments also participated at the Prises d’Armes military ceremony in the garden of the French Senate two days later. See a few images and videos.

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