The French Foreign Legion is a military service branch of the French Army established in 1831. Legionnaires are highly trained infantry soldiers and the Legion is unique in that it is open to foreign recruits willing to serve in the French Armed Forces. When it was founded, the French Foreign Legion was not unique; other foreign formations existed at the time in France. Commanded by French officers, it is open to French citizens, who amounted to 24% of the recruits in 2007.
French Foreign Legion" is a popular song. The music was written by Guy Wood, the lyrics by Aaron Schroeder. The song was published in 1958. It is best known in a version recorded by Frank Sinatra on 29 Dec 1958, released as a single and which appears on the albums All The Way and some UK releases of Come Fly with Me.
Established in 1831, the French Foreign Legion gathers adventurers from all over the world, often ones with a criminal past, who are looking for a fresh. Given the rank of lieutenant, Peter served in the 5th Legion Battalion of the 1st Foreign Regiment. He participated in the Second Battle of Orleans on the 3rd and 4th of December 1870 and the Battle of Villersexel on the 9th January 1871. Peter I of Serbia, then fighting under the pseudonym Peter Kara, distinguished himself as a fearsome fighter.
The French Foreign Legion and its structure fully updated for 2018. The data reflect changes which occurred in the current Foreign Legion units in the previous year. In 2018, the French Foreign Legion is composed of more than 8,900 men – about 450 officers, 2000 NCOs and 6,500 legionnaires. That means, by the way, a 24 percent increase in comparision to 2013. Five years ago, the Legion consisted of 7,200 men only. Born in the 1830’s, the French Foreign Legion successfully remains an exceptional multicultural society, having no parallel on this planet. Consisting of men of all races, religions, social classes and political views, the Legion still runs like clockwork, for decades. Its strict policy of close your mouth, forget about your past and adapt you as quickly as possible forms the newcomers into a cohesive team, a solid block of soldiers with a strong esprit de corps.
I simply cannot convey in words the importance and significance of the French Foreign Legion. That capture with the two owls (I think those are two Eurasian eagle owls) perched on what I think is either an FR-F1 or FR-F2 rifle is hands down one of the most beautiful captures I've ever seen. Unquantifiable respects to the individual who captured that moment.
The French Foreign Legion is one of France's elite fighting forces, filled with men who are ready and willing to do extreme violence on France's behalf. When 1930s Germany started looking at its neighbors with greedy eyes, it knew that it had to do something about the Legion. Germany saw its opportunity in the large number of Legion noncommissioned officers who were German by birth. The Nazis hatched a plan to send droves of men to the Legion. These men would then convince German noncommissioned officers to betray the Legion. The spies would also collect lists of Jewish legionnaires.
The Foreign legion only recruits applicants actually reporting at an information desk (PILE) or at a preselection center (CP) located in Metropolitan France. Accommodation and food are free during the whole selection process. The Foreign legion does not facilitate any administrative steps.
French Foreign Legion promotion is concurrent with the regular ranks in the French Army. Ordinary Legionnaires (Soldats du rang). The French Foreign Legion remains the only branch of the French Army that still uses chevrons to indicate seniority. Each gold chevron, which are only used by ordinary legionnaires and noncommissioned officers, denotes five years with the French Foreign Legion. They are worn beneath the rank insignia. Today, the French Foreign Legion is serving to the France when their interests are at quest, worldwide.
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