4e RE: Young legionnaires singing a Mongolian song

During the French Foreign Legion’s basic training in the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), young volunteers are obliged to learn number of songs of the Legion. However, sometimes they are unofficially singing also several national military songs from around the world. In recent decades, these songs originated mostly in Russia or Romania, due to a large number of cadres born in these countries. Times change and we can see young volunteers or fresh legionnaires singing even a Mongolian song in 2015…

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4e RE: On a farm

Some informal images from the farm (ferme) of the 1st Engaged Volunteer Company (1re CEV) of the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE), one of the three farms where volunteers spend their first 4 weeks of the French Foreign Legion’s four-month basic training.

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4e RE visited by the Foreign Legion’s commander

On 8 September 2014, the Foreign Legion’s new commander, Major General Jean Maurin visited the 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE). The 4e RE serves as a training unit of the Legion, based in Castelnaudary, southern France. Major General Jean Maurin spent 2 days in the 4e RE. Among other things, he visited the farms, where young volunteers start their basic training.

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