The French Foreign Legion

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Troops fighting arms framed by French officers, the Foreign Legion is composed of NCOs and other ranks serving as abroad.

All are related to the service by a contract of employment: they subscribe first as a simple legionary.

The Foreign Legion is the military component of the centuries-old tradition of reception and integration of France. Allowed to recruit foreigners, the Foreign Legion must therefore live, make consistent and weld a diverse human mosaic. More than 35 000 foreigners in the service of France, in its ranks, have already given their lives for their adopted country.

Continue to animate the spirit that allowed such a sacrifice symbolizes strength the identity of the Legion. Thus, adherence to common values ​​forged the soul of the legionary. Discipline, the cult of the mission, the love of work well done, respect and solidarity form the basis of his code of honor, illustrated by the inscription on the emblems of foreign regiments: Honor - Fidelity.

This deep adherence to clearly defined benchmarks makes possible, with a diverse human resources, the creation of a modern company, competent, and knew it, since its inception, to adapt to changes of the French armies.

The exceptional nature of men that the Legion recruits impose centralized command responsibility, autonomous and adapted. The COMLE (Command Foreign Legion), custodian and guarantor of the status of "foreign security" to ensure that the mutual trust that develop each day between the legionnaires and their leaders are the source of a steadfast spirit body , loyalty pledge of foreigners in the service of France.


French Foreign Legion Regiments

1e Régiment étranger

1er RE

1e Régiment étranger de cavalerie

1er REC

1e Régiment étranger de génie

1er REG

2e Régiment étranger de génie

2e REG

2e Régiment étranger d'infanterie

2e REI

2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes

2e REP

3e Régiment étranger d'infanterie

3e REI

4e Régiment étranger

4e RE

13e Demi-brigade de Légion étrangère

13e DBLE

Détachement de la Légion étrangère à Mayotte


Groupement de recrutement de la Légion étrangère


Commandement de la Légion étrangère


Autres services

Musique Légion étragère


Maison du légionnaire à Auriol


Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère


Société des amis du musée de la Légion étrangère


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