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But get real guys. I dont think the FFL or FMCs will actually hire candidates who haven't actually killed another human in combat.
Camerone Day - April 30, 1863. Celebrated among legionnaires in france and overseas territories. The day when 62 Legionnaires including 3 officers led by Capitaine Danjou fought 2,000 Mexican soldier and hold the French lines at Hacienda Camaron in Tambacaro, San Pablo Del Monte, Mexico.
getting into the legion was never easy. you have to prove that you're smarter and tougher than most regular french army recruits. priority is given to intelligence and mental fitness (a lot like the spetznaz.)
i wonder if the legion still maintains bordels
The bordels or whorehouses? They don't exist inside the base if ever in the France. They could travel to Paris or elsewhere in 15 minutes or so via TGV so they can have good time. However, being send into St. Christol's or places inside France where there are unpassable roads during the winter months is another problem.
If ever in Djibouti, you can get a Naya (Djiboutian unbathed *****) for a measly few euros. However, prices were jack up since U.S. Military units are also stationed there in the horn of Africa.
If not the French you can always join the Spanish Legion. It is not open to all nationalities but Filipinos and south americans are accepted.
I especially like their warrior ethos... "the saviours of Spain warding off the twin evils of Communism and democratic liberalism defeating the dangerous spectre of 'Eastern Atheism'. from WIkipedia.
SOY UN NOVIO DE LA MUERTE.... ¡VIVA LA LEGION ESPAÑOLA!
Of course you realize that after the defeat of the Terico System in the mid-17th century during the reign of Philip II, the performance of the Spanish Army ever since has been quite disappointing... to say the least.
If you guys are really into this kind of thing, maybe you can learn nepalese and try to pass yourselves as Gurkhas.... if you can. And join the British Army.
Gurkhas are simply the best grunts in the world. Only last month, one Gurkha was awarded a medal for holding off a whole sh!t-load of Taliban soldiers all by his lonesome and killed about 50 of them.
Now, that's functionality first, form second.
Even the Spaniards and Portuguese in the 50s, 60s and 70s are serving the French Foreign Legion. But the German population of former and current legionnaires are many. Plus the growing applicants from Eastern Europe and former Soviet blocs are flooding in (economic migrants).
Asians (mostly Chinese and Japanese) are signing up as well.
If ever I join Gurkhas Rifles, I won't even pass as one? Why, I am too tall or large to pass as a Nepalese and Nepalese Gurkhas are small around 5 ft only or 5ft 2 inches..
Meaning to say, much of the "elan" of the FFL was provided by ex-German Army after WW1 or Wehrmacht , Fallshirmjager, or Waffen SS people after the defeat of Germany in WW2. Those were the guys who formed the elite BEPs in Indochina and Algiers during the the 1920s or the 1950s and 60s.
Well what are the FFL recurits today?....mostly eastern europeans? I think more Germans today prefer to serve in the Bundeswehr since it became more active in international conflicts.
Well no, I believe the British and the Indian armies recruit gurkhas exclusively from Nepalese hill tribesmen, AND ONLY FROM ONE OR TWO SPECIFIC TRIBES.If ever I join Gurkhas Rifles, I won't even pass as one? Why, I am too tall or large to pass as a Nepalese and Nepalese Gurkhas are small around 5 ft only or 5ft 2 inches..
Unless you become a Brit citizen and become an officer or NCO already in the Britsh Army and thus can request a transfer to a gurkha regiment.
But yes, I do recommend you try the FFL simply because its the one French military formation respected by English speakers in this francophobic U.S. and Anglophile world we live in.
BTW, if you are planning on joining the 2eme REP I think they only accept volunteers from a second enlistment (more than 5 years).
And besides, the Spanish Legion has no record of defeat unlike the FFL, plus they have managed to keep their bases in Melilla and Ceuta whereas the FFL is no longer in their traditional home in Algeria. Their HQ had to be transferred from Sidi Bel Abbes to Aubagne in metopolitan France since the 60s.
I wonder if the rate of attrition is one to fifty. If ever I plans continue by next year or in 2013. What will be my chances then if against former Soviet bloc countries etc?
Nakatungtong man lang kaya sa Aubagne yung TS o hanggang PEx lang?
Very interesting! It's the first time I've heard of French Foreign Legion (sounds mythical)
I hope the TS got in so he can tell us his experience.
But man, five years is an awful amount of time. Many things could happen.
Anyway good luck to you. If you do make it, wave to our kababayans when you do the 88 steps/minute Legionnaire march down the Champs-Elysees on Bastille Day.
At itayo mo bandila ng mga Pinoy na kalalakihan sa mga madamoiselles nila, ha?
If I were you, sa blackwater na lang. Mercernary company yun at maganda ang pay. Di ko nga lang makalimutan yun nangyari sa mga mercenaries sa iraq kasi pinatay na, sinunog pa ng mga insurgents.