French Foreign Legion – march or die
In passing another Tuzla village caught my attention the poster. Clear message to the poster. Members of the Foreign Legion in full equipment and an invitation to join this unit. As in a Hollywood-realization, I was caught in sight, but I am only a couple of years ago went through thorns and rocks to come into possession of valid information that would have led me in a position to accede to this unit.
Few people have not heard of the Foreign Legion, but the small number of those who are from this area had the opportunity to serve in the Legion. So perhaps that is the reason that little is known about the Legion. As I had serious intentions to try to compete for the Legionnaires, I decided to first find out reliable information about what is legion, and how to become a legionnaire. As I had a pretty dodgy stories of all kinds of suspicious characters who have been offered assistance with access, I decided to turn directly to the Legion for help. On the Internet I found out the address of command and I sent them a letter in English to help with the appeal.
LE GENERAL Commandment LA LEGION ENTRANGERE, FRANCE
After six months I had forgotten the letter, came the reply. Registered letter with a frightening red inscription “Lettre prioritaire” and when I saw through the transparent part of “Monsieur Amir Delic” with complete address and my legs would be astonished.
I succumbed to curiosity and I immediately opened the letter. Indicated sparked huge protest of my co-workers. But to me it was important to finally have tangible information that I could. Here to mention the fact that I’m with the same predispositions that I stated in a letter to Foreign Legion expressed the wish that after completing his military service in the Armed Forces remain Federation and become a pro. Arriving home from work eagerly open letter. First, I found a brochure in their hands and then the letter. The letter briefly and clearly, what military law, instructions with basic information.
The letter was written. In response to your letter, we will send you the information you need to join. Regardless of the previous military career, you will be treated as an ordinary soldier. The principle of the Legion is that each candidate will receive all races and religions who can regularly get to France and who can pay these times. Each candidate must personally visit some of regrutnih centers that operate 24 hours a day and whose addresses are in the brochure.Candidate will first be subjected to an interview and physical examination lasting 1 to 20 days. If the candidate meets the criteria of the Legion, which are superb, being offered him unconditional five-year contract. Being transferred to Aubagne near Marseille to basic training, including specialist courses. And if by any chance is rejected, what happens in 97% of cases will be immediately returned to civilian life.
Brochure containing a wealth of information despite the clear text there were a few photos legionnaires and two sketches. Immediately thing that came into his eyes did look legionnaires. In fact nowhere to be muscular muscle models’ hair and stealth Sunstroke what I used to look at the elite American units. I was even more pleasant surprise they looked ceremonial uniforms. Here is a more detailed content.
What is legion?
Legion is part of the French Army. It is a modern professional unit with the same equipment, structures, policies and missions, as well as other Ranger, armored and engineering units Army. It consists of legionnaires, volunteers from all nations, regions and religions. These are the elite troops in the service of France.
Who are the candidates for the Legionnaires?
People aged 18 to 40 years. They must have some identification. That they are physically and mentally healthy. The candidate does not need to know French, because he is overcome during the training. Must get to the soil of France and sign up to one of regrutnih centers. After these basic checks of the candidates is going to Aubagne for detailed testing. This is the main recruitment center and is located 15 km from Marseille. This candidate is running a series of medical, physical, psychological and physical tests and an essential safety motivational interview. If the candidate meets offer him a five-year contract. If it fails to pass the tests returned to civilians.
Some of the tests?
Once applied, “Cooper Test” and now it is called. ”Beep Test”. On the track length of 20 meters required to run through seven lengths in the changing rhythm. It takes at least 4 shaft do pull-ups and 40 sit-ups. Perhaps most challenging test to climb the rope height five feet without the help of the leg. Various intelligence tests, etc.
The lizard made?
Lizard go on a four-month basic training at Castelnaudary 4 RE of the famous “farm.” After completing basic training and specialized courses takes a solemn oath and received their “Kepi” as the jargon is called a white hat. If legionnaire has good grades can choose where the regiment will continue to serve. Best go to 2 REP Parachute regiment in Corsica.
Legionnaires hosts, clothe and provide medical state. Size salary varies depending on rank, qualifications, years of service. There are also bonuses. The basic monthly salary for drugoklasiranog legionnaires is 975 euros.
The scope and size of the legion
Legion has about 8000 people. Formation in 10 regiments. Seven in France, in the south of the Mediterranean, one in South America and two in Africa. In J. America’s third REI regiment in Kuru, French Guiana. In Africa, the 13th Dble polubrigada in Djibouti Djibouti and DLEM Mayoti on an island near Madagascar. In France: 1 RE regiment in Aubagne (Obanj) where the General Staff of the Legion, 4 RE Castelnaudary Regiment, 1st REC Orange Armored Regiment, 2nd REI armored regiment in Nimes, 2 REP Parachute regiment Calvi, first REG engineering regiment Laudun and 2REG engineering regiment St Christol. Legion and experiencing a major transformation. In the current 2008. The legion will leave more people. Some go into retirement and some are returning to civilian life, and this is a chance for new young hotheads to access.
To 1995. years in the Legion are valid old rules and codes. Steel drill and beaten by superiors for insubordination were usual. Now it’s all gone. Recruitment center moved to Paris. Famed base in Djibouti will close. Legion of big changes and shaken many veterans would argue that neither the Legion is no longer as it was. But maybe this is a chance for a new generation.
French Foreign Legion. Elite military formations able to appear within 24 hours at any position of the globe and come into force. For the above mentioned are just more capable British SAS and American Foke””.
Author: Amir Delic