Stories

34. Chapter – The regimental exercise

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

33. Chapter – A day on the field

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

32. Chapter – Medic or Radio

I passed the first “final” test by 0,5 point at the end of the 7th week. I was happy, because I didn’t know, but if I had failed, I probably couldn’t have

Legionnaires are drinking beer

31. Chapter – A welcome back party

During my years in the French Foreign Legion I experienced some very “interesting” situations. However, I still consider those four months of radio training as the most difficult period I suffered during

29 +1. Chapter – My first long holiday

Summer has arrived, but I didn’t go directly back home for my vacation. I got 3,5 weeks off, before the radio training. I felt extremely lucky and we decided with my girlfriend

29. Chapter – Specialization

The moment you join a combat unit, you pass trough of some conversations with your hierarchy. The first is always the captain, the unit commander. He’s going to ask you a few

27. Chapter – BAM

I was waiting for the BAM (Brevet d’Alpiniste Militaire – Military Mountaineer Certificate) because everyone said that it’s going to be as good as the BSM was. Once I saw the list

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