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    I visit some legion sites and some of the people are Irish

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    TIM, I'm not sure what unit he was in, he mentioned it in an episode of Amú i Meiriceá when he visited Westpoint.
    That Irish guy who was head of jungle warfare training in French Guyana was also the guy who was talking to hector on TG4.

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  • Thorpe
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    If anyone just the magazine Combat and Survial there is a very good article about the Legions deployment to Ivory Coast.

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  • T.I.M.
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    saw that one too...even noticed the hearing protection the (the yellow ones with the blue striing attached) one of the ffl lads were wearing while doing fire and manouvre in the desert...cant remember which one though!?

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  • T.I.M.
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    Originally posted by Mayfield Man
    Hector's an FCÁ boy himself you know.
    Really? What unit was/is he in?
    i saw that program with the irish officer in it! and who said tg4 was crap!!!

    he (Hector) also did a show in veitnam, got to shoot a m16 and everything!

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  • Thorpe
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    One lad from our company went over to France to join the Legion. He has spend the last couple of months running around with a full bergin. best of luck to him as he was turned down for the US army

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    You should take a look at the site http://home.swipnet.se/woodhead/help.htm#34
    It'll tell you pretty much everything there is to know about the Legion, but no stories. Also there's a good film called Beau Travail set in Dijibouti about the modern day Foreign Legion. The other night on Amú Amigos, a brilliant show on TG4 presented by a guy called Hector, but with English subtitles, visited base of the "3éme regiment legion etranger" in French Guyana where he was talking to an Irish adjutant, which I think is equal to Sergeant. Hector's an FCÁ boy himself you know.

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  • Earhart
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    I met two lads who were serving in the legion, both irish and ex-FCA. Great lads. They were in it a few years. They spoke of really horrible training conditions and some awful NCO's (FFL equivelent).

    I really can't go into this much more (kermit will have a siezure) but they were great lads.

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    French Foreign Legion

    Anyone know someone who has joined or served in the legion ?

    If so any good stories ?

    Regards

    Bob
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