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

H.C.C.A. = habillment - couchage - campement and ameublement or clothing - sleeping - campement and furniture, if you prefer
I mention this because we talked of the new furniture for Legionnaires
The H. C. C. A. exists since 1966
After the Yugo, (93 /94 /95/ 96) we (the Legion) were equiped with all these new goodies
Before we had "Intentands" at regiment level and "fourries" at company level
I think they are called Quarter masters else where, might be wrong
They (the Intendant's) are now called, Commissaire's and they carry white stripes . Office is next to the Trésorière / Pay Master
A jacked up accountant, imo!
The inspections are, if am not mistaken, evry 2 years
It takes a whole month at least to be ready
Man, they check evrything. ..the Screw top of your water bottle to the length of your boot laces and evrything must be règlementaire
Beds, Sheets,Blankets,Pillows,Matress,Lockers and Tabourets / Stools
Curtains
Tables
Extincteurs
That's just for the room (8 max)
We now have double glazing
Central heating too
...and then the Popov took command
The Legion works in mysterious ways, granted
Yes we had that bullshit. I thought you were on about some French military periodical publication. :)
 
Btw, i have 2 sets of glossy
My son recieved them from the army recrutement center in Rodez
Includes the 800 édition of Képi Blanc Magazine
And suppléants of, ' how to become a vrai legionnaire
The different regiments and their rôles
Have too: A mega write up on the 13 DBLE and it's instalation on Larzac (plenty of photo's)
Defo a collectioners thingy
Both sets are in mint condition
If you want one, feel free
 

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It was still the same when I was in. There was open season on uniform and equipment, even furniture and doors/window frames (a replacement was sometimes needed after a heavy session in one of the barrack blocks - and as there was nearly always at least one company away on a rotational tour overseas somewhere, it came from there). You had to be extra vigilant with kit. But the stealing of personal items/cash was a big taboo.
It was the same (more or less) when I was in (Army). If it was from the man at Q&M's then fair enough, but woe betide you if you were caught nicking personal kit. I've seen hands that were stomped hard on a couple of occasions when stuff was taken from personal lockers.


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You had to be extra vigilant with kit. But the stealing of personal items/cash was a big taboo.
It still didnt stop some , on one occasion I woke just in time to find a medic stood by my bunk just about to undo the zip on my jacket and remove my wallet , he was able to treat himself , on another occasion I watched a Legionnaire get a beating with a balai for stealing from another's locker.
What was tolerated amongst Legionnaires was stealing from the magasin / stores if it was to replace lost kit such as clothes.
 
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13h15, le dimanche... Fabrique d’un légionnaire

An interesting 45 documentary (in French, but with some interviews in English) focusing on the first month of Selection in Fort de Nogent, then Aubagne and culminating with the marche du Kepi.
The link doesn't seem to open an accessible video for me.

Anyway, what I don't understand is why all the TV programmes on the Legion seem to focus on the first month of training and the rather basic Kepi Blanc March; and not the rest of the altogether four-month-long training regime, culminating in the much harder "Raid March" when the training is tested?

I wonder if that is what the Legion restricts them to?
 
13h15, le dimanche... Fabrique d’un légionnaire

An interesting 45 documentary (in French, but with some interviews in English) focusing on the first month of Selection in Fort de Nogent, then Aubagne and culminating with the marche du Kepi.
Managed to open it on this link:
"13h15 le dimanche". Fabrique d’un légionnaire

Half of it is focused in some detail on the selection part which is the first two to three weeks. Then the rest is about the first month of basic. I liked the attitude of the Yank, Stamper.
 
How can i put this. ..
Jacques Toubon
Actuel, Défenseur de l ' homme
Said, years back
English (lyrics) must be in scale to french
Radios, T.V.s etc had (and by law) produce certain percentages of both
Can you see where this is leading to?
Last year or maybe 2017. ..

Toubon comes out with. ..
Take a seat
"The largest discrimination that exists in the République actually. ..
Is the non égagement of "females", in La Légion Étrangère
Bird you see in the clip
Cadre Blanc and recruited externe (Armée de terre or Poly Technique
Will have a contract adjusted to measure
In the near future. ..your guess is good as mines (boom boom)
 
How can i put this. ..
Jacques Toubon
Actuel, Défenseur de l ' homme
Said, years back
English (lyrics) must be in scale to french
Radios, T.V.s etc had (and by law) produce certain percentages of both
Can you see where this is leading to?
Last year or maybe 2017. ..

Toubon comes out with. ..
Take a seat
"The largest discrimination that exists in the République actually. ..
Is the non égagement of "females", in La Légion Étrangère
Bird you see in the clip
Cadre Blanc and recruited externe (Armée de terre or Poly Technique
Will have a contract adjusted to measure
In the near future. ..your guess is good as mines (boom boom)
In modern times, there have always been French Regular Officers and SNCOs ("Sous-Offs") attached to the Legion, including females. Even back when we were in, there were female SNCO parachute maintenance specialists in 2 REP.

The Legion’s argument for no female integration was won. As far as I know, it is fully supported by the French Military Command and MoD and is currently not open for discussion.
 
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From the 2 REP official Twitter feed and Facebook page:
A team from "Compagnie d'Appui" (Support Company) 2 REP have just won the French Army "Challenge Tireur d’Elite Longue Distance" (long distance sharpshooter/sniper competition) in which fifteen teams from nine regiments took part over five days and nineteen stands day and night at ranges up to 1800m. As well as shoots, there were also tests of navigation, balistics and medic skills as well as having to cover over a hundred kilometres carrying 25kg of kit.
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A team from 13 DBLE came second in the competition
 
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Again from the official Twitter feed and Facebook page, 2 REP has finally been issued with the replacement for the venerable Milan ATGW system It is called the "Missile Moyenne Portée"
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Missile Moyenne Portée - Wikipedia
 
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Members of 2 REP's Third Company receiving the Level II Amphibious brevet after having successfully completed the course including an 8km swim to shore with full kit.
Comment: Note the varying features of the men (French radical lefties routinely and falsely describe 2 REP as being particularly racist in a generally racist corps).
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(Also from the 2 REP official Twitter feed)
 
Martial arts are very popular in 2 REP. Sergent-Chef Basan Outnasanov has just won three French national titles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Several other REP men won various awards in the championships.
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From Twitter.
 
Here's a link to a video (in French) dating back to 2003 or thereabouts. Starts and finishes with the 2 REP deployment on Op LICORNE in the Ivory Coast. In between there is coverage of a 2 REI company undertaking the CECAP comnmando course in Arta in Djibouti, when 13 DBLE were still there and then a squad of Legionnaires on a 3 REI jungle course. In the last bit, there is some emphasis on a big Aussie Legionnaire who completed a raid part of the course despite coming down with a severe fever. It was thought to be malaria and he was determined to push on. Then on return to the training camp he was diagnosed with dengue fever and medevaced back to the French military hospital in Kourou for treatment.
 

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