About “la taule” and 17 years of service

#21
Closer to now, up until its disbandment in the late 70s, you had the dreaded Section d'épreuve in Corte (central Corsica), where basic training was also taking place (that was before the (re)creation of 4e RE at Castelnaudary). That facility and treatments given to rogue legionnaires were illegal, but that's one of many examples where the Legion is ‘playing’ with the rules. Basically, not seen, not caught. Somehow the existence of the Section d'épreuve became known beyond the boundaries of the small world of the Legion and it didn't take long until it was shut down.
 
#22
“Pas vu, pas pris”, comme on dit... Mais lorsque t'es manquant à l'appel... tu peux partager tes larmes aux yeux avec Monique.

Famous phrase from Gallager, who knew me well... “I would get less taule if I had stayed home.”
 

Joseph Cosgrove

Moderator
Legionnaire
#23
Well things are looking up, or down. Nowadays, comfy looking beds, not quite cells with a view, and of course cell phones and time to make your own YouTube video. I can't wait for the next Legion book to tell us all how hard it was.
 

dusaboss

Hyper Active Member
#24
Well things are looking up, or down. Nowadays, comfy looking beds, not quite cells with a view, and of course cell phones and time to make your own YouTube video. I can't wait for the next Legion book to tell us all how hard it was.
Agrea , I'm asking myself how the f*ck they manage to make video from la taule? Maybe they put phone somewhere where they won't be searched. :) Then again smartphones are big this days. :)
 
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DCLXVI

Legionnaire
#25
Hilarious video...Yea, no such thing as hard time in 1REG, its a party for a all. Noone is locked into anything. At rompe, you can leave and even go home if you have one and more then five years service. You can drink, do what you want at Rompe. Visit pals in other companies...idk what hard time you guys are talking about. You can tell this is an old vid, still in tenue PO. Now, you just go in Felin, and the party starts at 5 am to 545, then its do what you want m-f. Weekends, up at 7, work till noon, finished...Party some more. Its an entire effing joke, Such a joke.
 
#26
It's a sign of the times... How can France, a leader mondial, treat legionnaires or when they are taulards like, de la merde and participate at the same time in opérations extérieures, to rid tyrannie?! Each regiment is different, each Chef de Corps and each garde taulards, is différent... Just hope to catch them on a good day. Like the saying goes, "don't commit the crime if you can not do the time."
In my time, some, but not all, garde taulards, were evil, sadistic SOBs.
 

voltigeur

Legionnaire
Former Moderator
#27
Hilarious video...Yea, no such thing as hard time in 1REG, its a party for a all. Noone is locked into anything. At rompe, you can leave and even go home if you have one and more then five years service. You can drink, do what you want at Rompe. Visit pals in other companies...idk what hard time you guys are talking about. You can tell this is an old vid, still in tenue PO. Now, you just go in Felin, and the party starts at 5 am to 545, then its do what you want m-f. Weekends, up at 7, work till noon, finished...Party some more. Its an entire effing joke, Such a joke.
Judging from your accounts, the Legion has definitely changed.
 
#28
Hilarious video...Yea, no such thing as hard time in 1REG, its a party for a all. Noone is locked into anything. At rompe, you can leave and even go home if you have one and more then five years service. You can drink, do what you want at Rompe. Visit pals in other companies...idk what hard time you guys are talking about. You can tell this is an old vid, still in tenue PO. Now, you just go in Felin, and the party starts at 5 am to 545, then its do what you want m-f. Weekends, up at 7, work till noon, finished...Party some more. Its an entire effing joke, Such a joke.
Like often, your post is not easy to decipher... Stop trying to make an impression and be clear and specific. First, what do you mean by Rompe ? Do you mean the order "rompez les rangs", after the rassemblement ? Does the description you make, from what I can gather, apply to a standard week-end for legionnaires who haven't been punished ? If not, tell us in intelligible words what's the treatment for legionnaires who have received some jours de taule compared to those who are not punished? Thanks in advance.
 
#29
Was a time (before mine) "carnet rose" (pink booket), where your wages were consignés till the end of your contract
Time is time, and time in la taule, was lost time.
 

DCLXVI

Legionnaire
#30
Like often, your post is not easy to decipher... Stop trying to make an impression and be clear and specific. First, what do you mean by Rompe ? Do you mean the order "rompez les rangs", after the rassemblement ? Does the description you make, from what I can gather, apply to a standard week-end for legionnaires who haven't been punished ? If not, tell us in intelligible words what's the treatment for legionnaires who have received some jours de taule compared to those who are not punished? Thanks in advance.
Like often, I don't give a shit about your little stabs at people trying to make yourself still feel like a prissy French officer. I don't care who understands what. Just go to "Jail"( Anyone in the legion, and in any regiment, and even the new dudes out of Castel). Oh yea, and you can have your phone, too..I should just make a video of some buddies in the "hard jail", all on their phones relaxing after picking weeds and driving tractors all day. None of you "Understand", because you all still believe in your wild fantasy, that the legion is exactly how you dream it up to be in your tiny little personal la la land. So understand anything you like, I give zero eff's as usual. Sorry, AGAIN, you all cannot fathom that the legion isn't what you all think it is.
 
#31
If I asked you to rephrase in proper, intelligible English that's precisely we're trying to have a picture of the 2018 Legion. Instead of that, you start ranting and calling me names. I've had enough. I'm giving up on the idea of trying to obtain from you any sensible, well thought and well written information, instead of the usual verbal diarrhea... After all, as they say, you can take a horse to the river, but you can't force it to drink.
 
#33
Knew him too (he wore spects and was a fair age ..first time I drank Grand Mariner was from him..from Glasgow
The 1 i was on about was from Glasgow too but served in Rep (he had 2 brothers, 1 lied about his âge and went to rep
 

maim

Actual or Former Legionnaire
Legionnaire
#34
I was a serious bananier and spent over 100 days in nick in Djib' inc. 30 days for chasing the Coy commander across the place d'armes and threatening to kill him. I also spent, 40, 20 and 20 en taule at Aubagne and was not released because Lichterfeld considered me dangerous until I could be escorted onto a bus and sent back to Nîmes. Later he became a friend of sorts and bought me an alarm clock, a long story.
I would suggest that the taule is obligatory, but even when I was in the Section d'Épreuve had been disbanded, although we slept there at Corte on the way to Les Rousses. I imagine that the pelote and a number of other punishments have since been downgraded particularly as of 1996 the gendarmes now have a right to investigate deaths in Legion bases whereas previously they did not.

Gallacher stabbed me in Ali Sabieh. one of 2 brothers, all Legion and a cousin. He was 2e REP, as was Garty and his brother who's name escapes me. Last time I saw Garty was on the roof of Barlinnie chucking slates at the screws. Happy days.

Stay safe all,
M
 

dusaboss

Hyper Active Member
#35
(...) Gallacher stabbed me in Ali Sabieh. one of 2 brothers, all Legion and a cousin. (...)
If you are willing to share reason why did you get stabbed? Usually is something absolutely ridiculous. Guy attacked me with knife for mistakenly taking his beer. Luckily I got out with only rally shallow flesh wound.
 
#38
Volt,

It was much harder in your time, there is no doubt about it. Our RM detention centre was nothing short of brutal in the 1950s'. As usual now it is the case of Autres temps, autres moeurs. Also you had to put up with le cafard. But Algeria was hard slogging and you have my respect.
 

voltigeur

Legionnaire
Former Moderator
#40
Volt,

It was much harder in your time, there is no doubt about it. Our RM detention centre was nothing short of brutal in the 1950s'. As usual now it is the case of Autres temps, autres moeurs. Also you had to put up with le cafard. But Algeria was hard slogging and you have my respect.
Our respect for each other is mutual.
 

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