Is the French Foreign Legion as tough as it used to be?

#1
The legion used to be notorious for its tough training, brutality and high number of deserters.

Would you say this is still true today, or with modernisation, and for lack of a better term, political correctness, do you think the FFL has become less brutal and become more comparable with the training in the regular French military?

The FFL claim their standards of training, rigour, discipline, and overall toughess is almost identical to the French Army, but is it?
 

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Why don't you ask them?

Anyone know what it's like in the Nigerian Navy? I sold some of their Officers a broken fridge that I'd fished out of a skip once.
 
#5
The legion used to be notorious for its tough training, brutality and high number of deserters.

Would you say this is still true today, or with modernisation, and for lack of a better term, political correctness, do you think the FFL has become less brutal and become more comparable with the training in the regular French military?

The FFL claim their standards of training, rigour, discipline, and overall toughess is almost identical to the French Army, but is it?
Your style of writing is very similar to the knobhead who thought the money raised by Military Wives choir was going into their own pockets. I guess your newspaper is rather dull at the moment.
 
#7
My friend in Para depot went rouge, he said the discipline was nuts, and far stricter than what we had in depot.

Watching all the other regiments bimbling about made us realise we were subjected to far more discipline than the "hats".

So yeah, I think the FFLs discipline is pretty harsh, and they dish out beatings apparently
 
#8
Sorry ^ went rouge means made it through selection, no mean feat with the amount of men showing up these days for places, something like 1 in 40 makes it
 
#11
The FFL claim their standards of training, rigour, discipline, and overall toughess is almost identical to the French Army, but is it?
So in effect, what they are saying is that the Legion are about as much use as tits on a Bull.

I think not!

French Army, that's a contradiction in terms if I ever heard one.
 
#12
What about the Malaysian Army Air Corps? Anyone know what their training regime is like?
No but I can tell you a lot about the Royal Brunei Malay Regiment ;)

Thye have some interesting and quite brutal training, which is totally irrelivant to life in the Military.
 
#13
Sorry ^ went rouge means made it through selection, no mean feat with the amount of men showing up these days for places, something like 1 in 40 makes it

Went rouge, 1 in 40 pass rate, dishing out beatings..........your mate talks some bollox I'm laughing me tits off here, was he ever buried up to his neck in sand as well
 
#14
The legion used to be notorious for its tough training, brutality and high number of deserters.

Would you say this is still true today, or with modernisation, and for lack of a better term, political correctness, do you think the FFL has become less brutal and become more comparable with the training in the regular French military?

The FFL claim their standards of training, rigour, discipline, and overall toughess is almost identical to the French Army, but is it?
I found it easier than the AACC, harder than P Coy, easier than my texel jumps course and easier than SAS selection. I hope this is helpful.
 
#18
Went rouge, 1 in 40 pass rate, dishing out beatings..........your mate talks some bollox I'm laughing me tits off here, was he ever buried up to his neck in sand as well
Really? seemed legit to me. it's not called went rouge anymore? and i've heard the pass rate for selection is abysmal nowadays on cervens.net too, as with the recession literally dozens of people show up in aubagne every day
 
#19
Why don't you pop over to one (of the hundreds) of FFL websites?

Just a thought.
Actually, from a lot of the modern documentaries I've seen on the FFL, it looks very similar to regular Army training to me. Perhaps a bit tougher, but it certainly doesn't appear that brutal.

Then again, they're not exactly going to be battering recruits when there's a camera crew there, so perhaps documentaries are not that telling?
 
#20
My boyfriend in Para depot applied rouge to his bum cheeks, he said he wanted to discipline his nuts, far stricter than matron in depot.

******** all the other regiments bumholes, while reaching around made us realise we were subjected to far more gayness than the "hats".

So yeah, I think the FFL are pretty, and they can dish out beatings to me anyday
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