54. chapter – Paphos

Going to Cyprus became a trend after the missions in Afghanistan. People found out that it’s probably not the best idea to send soldiers directly back home from a war zone. So,

53. chapter – The last patrol

I felt the end of the mission when we passed the gates of camp M’Poko in Bangui. Lot of things have changed since we left in May. Most of the units got

52. Chapter – The first day off

Since we arrived in Central Africa, the rhythm was quite intense. We were working sometimes around 14 hours a day and most of the times, I was on guard for an hour

51. chapter – Bouar

Even if everyone was working hard to clean the rest of the new camp, we needed a week to finish the job. Those who were living in the burned tents could temporarily

50. chapter – Fire

Contact! Contact! Wake up! It was around 1am. I was sleeping in my camping bed like a child when I heard people shouting and screaming everywhere. Gunfire came from the guards’ direction

49. chapter – A reminder

Personally, I was happy being able to spend a couple of days in Bangui. It meant that we can have a shower each night, eat something correct for breakfast and launch and

48. chapter – Kobadja

We were near to the half of our mandate. The tempo was still quite high and many guys from the company got malaria. Although we had a some sort of medicament against

46. chapter – Bria

Once the airplane landed, the battlegroup we made part received a new mission. The two platoons from our company, elements from cavalry and infantry units were heading toward the eastern part of

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