The company got a week off in March before going to Central Africa In a normal situation, we can leave for 2-3 weeks before an operation and for 3-4 weeks after. It
The third platoon left to Mali on a Thursday afternoon and the rest of the company stayed in St. Christol. I felt lucky, because many other legionnaires had to change the company,
I passed the short Christmas vacation at home, but this time I knew that the year will start in Castelnaudary My unit commander mentioned that he’ll see if I could go back
This chapter is going to be a bit different from the others, as 29+1 was. Last time when I wrote a +1 chapter, I talked about my personal life. This time I’m
I’ve been a 1st class legionnaire for 3 months on paper but nobody knows (and cares) until you don’t have a visibly green stripe on your chest. 1st class legionnaire isn’t even
We had less than a week left from that four very long months in Castelnaudary. The platoon organized more and more drinking parties as we approached to the end of our journey.
The 4th Foreign Regiment in Castelnaudary organizes a regimental exercise three times a year. It was my second, but not the last one at all. Naturally, I had no clue back then
During the 4 months, we had 9 weeks of field training. We went back for a week (or more) to each company’s farm and trained intensively. I loved those moments, because I