60 year old and still serving: French foreign Legion Cpl

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  1. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    60 year old Cpl's?
    Have you been on any RAF stations they're 10 a penny
    Normally found droning on about Lightnings,Shackeltons and Singapore

    Well done to him though how long do you have to do to qualify for that nice home in the mountains that the old boys go to ?
  2. The guy's obviously tough as old boots but 60 years and still a corporal... Has to be a bit dense in the upstairs department. Good effort though.
  3. If he enjoy's what he does who gives a ****?, not everything's about getting ahead....
  4. Thought you got French citizenship after 5 years of good service
  5. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Re-upped 6 times......must enjoy something about the 13DBLE :).

    Bonne chance legionnaire .
  6. Certainly doesn't look 60. Fucking nails!
  7. Actually is he french (his name is Yves Parret) and has joined when he was already nearly 40 years of age (40 is the limit to join the Legion).

    I know you can change your ID in the Legion but if he was a foreigner he would have been given a name in line with his origins.
  8. Marvellous geezer! Fair play to him indeed. He also looks fückin' nails, doesn't he?

  9. i would rather die than serve with the french. fair play to that old geezer!
  10. Brigadier-chef Paret has actually been in the Legion for 24 years...having joined very late.
  11. Thanks for sharing.....
  12. He was obvíously deemed not to be leadership material and thus stuck as caporal-chef, highest rank below real NCOs. Caporal-chef rank is the dead end.
  13. It's completely normal; having joined at 36, there was no way he was going to be promoted to NCO rank because it would have been impossible for him to do a normal NCO carreer having started so late.

    There are three carreer paths in the FFL:

    -fast (NCO in 3,5 to 4 years)
    -normal (NCO in 6-8 years)
    -enlisted for ever (CCH or BCH after 6-8 years)
  14. Il y a eu la depuis vingt ans

    Est-ce que il y a quellqu'un ici qui parle Francais?

    wanders off and falls over, muttering Pernod, Pernod...