I've just found this unusual picture of a bagpiper in the Legion Band. Having done a brief search, it appears the picture was taken in 2018 when the Legion Band/Orchestra played a concert at 1 REG's garrison at Laudun.
While the bagpipes are not a standard instrument in he Legion Band, the Band likes to show off its musicians versatile skill set and pipers have always been appreciated in the Legion. We had a Scotsman in 2 REP in the mid-eighties who was always in demand (much to his annoyance often being asked (told) to play at fuunctions in the Officers' and SNCO's Messes. If I recall correctl he went on to a successful career as a Sous-Officier at 2 REP.
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Sweden, as well - lots of Scots mercenaries in Gustavus Adolfus' army and a number since.The bagpipe post reminded me that Scots (and Irish) men have a long historic tradition of serving under French Colours that well predates the Foreign Legion. Over the years there were several different regiments in the service of the French Crown.