Foreign Legion: Christmas Challenges 2018

As a long-existed tradition, all units of the French Foreign Legion organize Christmas challenges before Christmas Eve, the second most important holiday within the Legion. The challenges help to keep unit cohesion, to compare the force of their companies and to provide a little bit of fun for their hard-working men. See images taken during the Christmas challenges in several Legion regiments.

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3e REI: 2018 Armistice Day in French Guiana

Between November 8-11, 2018, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In French Guiana, the 3e REI legionnaires remembered their ancestors of the RMLE (Foreign Legion Regimental Combat Team, now 3e REI) who were fighting between 1915-18 on the Western Front in France. The RMLE helped to end the war and became the most decorated unit of the then French Army.

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3e REI: 2018 Fourragere Day

On September 20, 2018, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vauxaillon, fought on the Western Front to break Germany’s Hindenburg Line. This battle helped to end the First World War. The famous regiment fully participated in that action, gained a rare double fourragère and became the most decorated unit of the French Army.

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