French Foreign Legion


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French Foreign Legion

n
(Military) a unit of the French Army formerly serving esp in French North African colonies. It is largely recruited from foreigners, with French senior officers
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Noun1.French Foreign Legion - a former foreign legion in the French army that was used for military duties outside of FranceFrench Foreign Legion - a former foreign legion in the French army that was used for military duties outside of France
foreign legion - a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state
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This was Commandant O'Brien, of the French Foreign Legion.
Beware of the army camo paint Joining the French Foreign Legion can be a way into citizenship but military service could be an unwanted consequence.
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.
Recent results, League positions and the current form of Reds and Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard all point to an away win, but the Toon's French Foreign Legion have it in themselves to cause an upset, so if you think they will come flying out the blocks then back Newcastle half-time and full-time at 6/1.
A former soldier in the French Foreign Legion, he was described by his family as a "true gentleman who died doing the job he loved".
Some job seekers are even offered the chance to apply for the French Foreign Legion whose motto is "Legio Patria Nostra" (The Legion is our Homeland).
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.
The victims were members of the French Foreign Legion, Paris confirmed.
The participants, French men and women between the ages of 23 and 34, all have military training, which was a prerequisite for joining the mission, says Amnon Cohen, a spokesman for the group, who himself was a soldier in the French Foreign Legion for 15 years.
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.