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How does the 2 REP (FFL) compare to the British Paras?

Operation Sangaris - Central Africa 2014 / A photo documentary by Edouard ELIAS following 20 legionnaires during 3 weeks in Bambari



OPÉRATION SANGARIS | Édouard Elias

Part of Edouard ELIAS's work was displayed at the Musee de l Armee aux invalides

 
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I haven't seen a link to this particular English language Legion site before. I found it on another military forum and what caught my eye was the link to the 1st Legion Motorized Saharan Company (1st CSPL) and its antecedents. There's a timeline history and lots of photographs. Apparently the last soldiers killed in the Algerian War were from this unit. It can be found here.

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2 REP 2 Company Mountain Team-Leader Training - 2016 (Chef d'Equipe Haute Montagne)


Mountain Leader Certificate - 2010
 

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Operational Jump in Mali
120 men (mostly Repmen; including GCPs) have jumped from 2 C160 Transall and one A 400 M Atlas yesterday close to Menaka (Source: Le Mamouth, OPEX 360, Le Figaro, Le Parisien...)

Mali: l'armée française largue 120 parachutistes dans la région de Ménaka


A400M (Stock photograph, Copyright Armee de l'Air) - Picture taken during the Atlas's desert trials in Menaka and Tessalit


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In Gao, members of the GCP drilling prior to depart to Menaka. Pierre Challier / DDM


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Squad Leader Training (Sergeants) from 2 REP Facebook official account, including images of sea jumps.

 
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Some additional pictures on 2 REP 2 Company during Mountain Training

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Another interesting video on 2 REP 2 Company during Winter Mountain Training

Not many countries can field a regular company of Airborne qualified Mountain Troops (Russia's VDV troops, Italy´s Monte Cervino Rangers...).
Does this capacity still exists within the UK's Airborne forces?
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2 REP 2 Company during Summer Mountain Training

An increasing number of Nepalese nationals serve with the Legion those days, including with 2 REP. The Brigade of Gurkhas is not the only destination anymore for young Nepalese wishing to serve in foreign service.

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Some recent 2 REP pictures during Desert Training or on Ops

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2 REP Designated Marksman armed with an FRF2 7.62 mm bolt action precision rifle, probably in Northern Mali or Niger
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3 REI - French Guyana / Long Range Patrol during the 320 kilometer "Raid des 7 Bornes" on the border with Brazil

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3 REI - "Where no others venture" - A training Staff from CEFE
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More details on the 320 Kilometer "Raid des 7 Bornes". The patrol would get a resupply every 7 to 10 days


The insertion was done from Maripasoula via piraguas and the extraction by helicopter and plane

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Francois Michel Le Tourneau, a scientist and cartographer from CNRS (France National Research Center) tagged with the patrol the whole 320 kilometers and was in charge of collecting topographic way point to mark the border between France's Latin American overseas department and Brazil. It was not his first such mission with 3 REI or the Brazilian Army.



Raid des 7 Bornes : "Nous étions une équipe. Selva !" - CNRS Guyane
 
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2 REP GCPs on FiBUA training (Corsica circa 2015)
 
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Emmanuel Macron visiting 3 REI when he was Minister of Economy - 2015
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