I saw this. Joined as a soldier, went officer training, if I read correctly.
He enlisted in the French Regular Army and was sent to the SNCO Academy (in the French system there is a fast track for suitably qualified recruits). He specialised in Signals and was posted to the Mountain Troops as a Signals NCO. He later passed the entrance exams to go to Officer School and he chose to specialise in Combat Engineering and was posted to 2 REG.I saw this. Joined as a soldier, went officer training, if I read correctly.
I believe it has.Dunno if this has been here before. English language look at the Legion.
I have seen that film & enjoyed it. There's also a film about training where the translator does all the voices differently for each character.I believe it has.
It's a bit dated (made sometime between 2000 and 2002), lots of changes since then. But even so there are quite a few inaccuracies in the report* and it is somewhat sensationalised.
The former American Legionnaire interviewed several times, I knew in 2 REP as "Keith". He was OK, seemed an intelligent, reasonable, relatively well-adjusted bloke. He was in the CEA (Support and Recce Company) while I was in the Third Herd, so we weren't that close, but he was one of the few English speakers as a first language in the Regiment when I got there, so I got to know hiim (by the time I left in 1986 there were probably over 400).
* It must grate a bit on the French Regulars that made up the bulk of the French "Divison Daguet" that was deployed on the left flank of the Allied assault to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqis, to have the Legion units get all the credit.
But its all good publicity for the Legion.
I have no idea.I have seen that film & enjoyed it. There's also a film about training where the translator does all the voices differently for each character.
One of the best films I saw featured an Adjutant-Chef from (I think) 2 REI called Raubenheimer (spelling?) He was in his last year of service & hoped to win the Christmas crib competition. He spoke excellent English (& might have been British possibly). I wonder if he has left the Legion & if so, what he is doing now.
That's a "Sergent" and he probably got the shiner in the hand-to-hand fighting elements of the selection, where aggression and fighting spirit needs to be shown. (The short thin gold bar under the chevrons indicates that he has completed five years in the Legion.Who thumped the caporal ?