This was Commandant O'Brien, of the French Foreign Legion
But in an email to the Record, littered with spelling and grammar errors, he denied claiming to be a colonel - and bizarrely suggested that we phone the French Foreign Legion
to check his service record.
Simeonov has served as sergeant in the French Foreign Legion
and was among the four French soldiers who were killed in northern Afghanistan Friday, after a serviceman from the Afghan National Army opened fire.
In between are 50 units selected from round the world: Rome's Praetorian Guard, the Knights Templar, the Aztecs' Military Orders, the Zulu Imps, the French Foreign Legion
, the Gurkhas, British Paratroopers and Royal Marines and the US's Green Berets.
Training is being conducted by retired American soldiers, veterans of the German and British special operations units and former officers of the French Foreign Legion
One other important source of income for the Djibouti government is the base of the 13th Demi-Brigade of the French Foreign Legion
as well as an US army base.
A total of 400 African soldiers took part in the parade, which included the more traditional appearances by the French Foreign Legion
, the army, navy and air force, with a squadron of jets trailing red, white and blue smoke, flying overhead drawing a smokey French flag over the heart of the capital.
But Williams, who also claimed he had spent five years with the French Foreign Legion
, was living a sick lie.
After watching all of the Military Channel shows on the French Foreign Legion
and French army, plus researching online everything and anything I can find on the FAMAS, with little information other than the specs, I was shocked to see your January feature on the FAMAS in Afghanistan by Lt.
The day after the shootings, he tried to join the French Foreign Legion
but eventually handed himself in to Worcester police station.
Two Japanese, Takeo Oshiro, 22, and Shingo Haebaru, 24, have been with the French Foreign Legion
for about one year and began working in the East African country of Djibouti two months ago.
From the secret storage of atom bombs at some American Air Bases, to the workings of Britain's M16, Israel's Mossad, America's CIA, France's Security Services, the Soviet Union's KGB, and the French Foreign Legion
, Legerdemain shines a light on intrigue more complicated than the most intricate spy fiction, as supported by recently declassified files.