- Sep 4, 2017
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Translation : as expected, recruitment resumed today. Many of you are showing up. Due to the current particular health context, all candidates present in the country must send the file to be called up. You'll be contacted quickly.
Applicants outside France must only send the forms once they are present in France.
Three things worth noting before getting too “excited” (this applies for candidates not already present in France) :
1. Nothing is said on how to enter France while borders are still closed.
2. They say “you'll be contacted quickly”, but don't say anything more precise about the time frame. Is it only a matter of a couple of days, one week, two weeks, more..? FYI, on the FB page, one guy posted a comment saying he sent the application form on 1st May and 11 days later hadn't yet received a reply.
3. Assuming a foreign candidate manages to enter the country, he'll need to get access to the internet to send out the form (no big deal), and have a place to live in for some time, pending the reply from the Legion. This second point would certainly prove a bit more tricky (and costly).
So, again, my advice to foreign candidates, who are not already in France and don't have any sort of connection in the country (e.g. somebody who could put them up): wait & see... Next phase of the progressive easing of lockdown measures is scheduled to start on 2 June. By that date one should have a clearer view on the evolution of the situation. Borders with EU countries might be reopened around mid-June. Give it till the end of June before embarking on a trip to France that could put you in a difficult situation.
Just my opinion, based on plain common sense.
I got a reply !!
"Veuillez contacter l'un des PILE.
Ils sauront mieux vous informer
LILLE : PILE de Lille caserne Négrier rue princesse 59 000 Lille 03.28.36.08.72
Strasbourg : PILE de Strasbourg 1 rue d’Ostende 67 000 Strasbourg
Bordeaux, 260 rue pelleport 33 800 Bordeaux 05.56.92.99.64
Nice : PILE de Nice Caserne Filley 2 rue sincaire 06300 Nice 06.02.46.18.54
Perpignan : Pile de Perpignan Caserne joffre rue jen vieilledent 66 020 Perpignan "
The first part is please contact one of the PILE they will be better placed to inform you.
It is quite obvious that the person doesn't give a f*ck. He has just clicked on a standard response which more or less says go and bother someone else. I've just written back telling him so and adding that I hope that it is one of his superiors who receives it.
I mean this is a shinny arse in an office who is paid to inform people. I wonder how long he served in a combat section before being 'lured' to his vocation of working the rest of his career in an office?
Lettre typeYes, it says that the recruiting centers at Fontenay-sous-Bois (i.e. the Fort de Nogent) and Aubagne will resume the selection process. They say also say they plan to recruit 1,750 volunteers this year. However, again, not sure how it'll work in practice. Borders with the EU countries will remain closed till at least 15 June and with the rest of the world, no date has been set yet. If some members have connections in Aubagne, and could provide some insight, that would be useful.