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Dear everyone.


I am South Korean national who currently studying in Taiwan as a college student, I already booked my one way ticket to Paris on end of June this year. I am wondering about bringing electronic stuffs like laptop and smartphones to Fort de Nogent.

I tried, but, following the international airlines regulations, none of electronic phones or laptop with batteries are not allowed to sending via internaional mail to foreign country here in Taiwan.
Therefore, i decided to bring with all of my stuffs with me to Paris on that day.

Of course, i have no problem living without electronics for couple of months.

I am not a kid, I served in rescue department as an army special operations unit in a firefighting team ( sapeurs pompier) and able to speak French. (Upper-intermediate level)
 

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Yes.. Being honest if IT was me i would take nothing not even a Phone. Nothing they can sniff into.
Let's be honest, how many times have we told people that all your I phones, Smart phones, even your first generation nokia phones and I pads and what nots will be looked into. If you don't want to tell them your code, OK, it's up to you. Then try convincing someone that you didn't get into the legion because you refused to tell them how to switch on your surface 3.
Don't forget that they they all have photos and email and SMS. The best thing to do is ship all that stuff back home (on a ship :ROFLMAO:) and then turn up with a cheap phone that has nothing except the pizza delivery and a couple of 'telephone rose' numbers.
 

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Hello Mullertime2019.. I see that you favor the thread 'Question' rather than the introduction.
Is there a question there?

Just one other point, in the end of June, beginning of summer, why not go straight down to Aubagne? I mean already you're going to turn up looking like your typical Asian with all your electronic gadgets -Jeans half way down your backside? :oops:The basketball sneakers :whistle:and the baseball cap at a 90 degree angle.🧢?

What I would recommend is that you make your way down to Aubagne. Coming from Taiwan you will need a couple of days to get over the jet lag. Sell all but the essential electronics. Smarten you look up - get a hair cut. No facial hair ie small goatee beard and pencil mustache. You won't be able to keep it when you join so why go with it? Remember that first appearances count a lot.
 
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Dear Joseph Cosgrove, thanks for your prompt reply and tips , I understood.

You won't be able to keep it when you join so why go with it?

That's why I tried to do it with sending all of electronic stuffs from the beginning, and I was refused to send via international mail because of strict regulations. It seems like international airlines rule has been changed since from the battery fire on cargo airplane accident. I used to work in an airline company previously in Dubai. That's why I gave up to send back to home and take it to Paris.

I already bought a ticket. and There was no direct flight going to Aubagne, thats why I decided to go to Paris recruitment centre. I used to be a firefighting team, I will be okay with jet lag. I don't have any tatoos neither a beard on my face. I already served in military, and had several operations once when I was young. I think I will be fine with appearance and military style as I went through military life. I am also typical Asian with wearing sneakers,but not a hipster haha. I am already 27 years old. I never wore jeans or behaved like teenage boy since I joined an army ago. I used to be more like Bruce Lee boy since I was practicing martial arts from the young age. Honestly, I tried to join legion once when I was 17 in France when I was backpacker, but, I was too young to be accepted by that time. Laptop is kinda of mandatory tool for college student, thats why I have been studying with laptops, and Ipads when I became a college student. From Taiwan to Paris takes around 13 hours without stopover, I will arrive in the morning, therefore, I am plan to go there to take physical, and mental test asap. I am 100% motivated and fully commit 5 years in the legion. I forgot to introduce my name, Sorry, I am Brad Cui. Sincerely - Brad Cui.
 
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Dear everyone.


I am South Korean national who currently studying in Taiwan as a college student, I already booked my one way ticket to Paris on end of June this year. I am wondering about bringing electronic stuffs like laptop and smartphones to Fort de Nogent.

I tried, but, following the international airlines regulations, none of electronic phones or laptop with batteries are not allowed to sending via internaional mail to foreign country here in Taiwan.
Therefore, i decided to bring with all of my stuffs with me to Paris on that day.

Of course, i have no problem living without electronics for couple of months.

I am not a kid, I served in rescue department as an army special operations unit in a firefighting team ( sapeurs pompier) and able to speak French. (Upper-intermediate level)
You can take electronic devices, but they will take them and will be returned to you if they do not accept you.
I believe that you also will get them back once you are in your regiment after basic training.
In any case, get a return ticket or at least enough funds to return home if you do not get accepted.
 

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It does sound like your electronics are too important to you, as has been said you may not have them for at least four months if you are accepted, how will you cope if you are posted to somewhere without internet after basic training?
Your priorities should be your fitness levels and learning some French.
 
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It does sound like your electronics are too important to you, as has been said you may not have them for at least four months if you are accepted, how will you cope if you are posted to somewhere without internet after basic training?
Your priorities should be your fitness levels and learning some French.
It does sound like your electronics are too important to you, as has been said you may not have them for at least four months if you are accepted, how will you cope if you are posted to somewhere without internet after basic training?
Your priorities should be your fitness levels and learning some French.
Thanks for your reply, Surfguy, I don't mind about electronics. I can cope with that as I already served, and I was not able to use any electronic devices for a year during my service period. Frankly, I am not that much into using phone stuffs. Having laptop was for academic studies as I am currently a college student. I am okay with French and fitness. Thank you. I am much more into wildlife with socializing with people from all around the world rather than stick to Instagram,or Facebook.
 
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I don't think in basic training you're going to have much time to worry about anything other than getting enough sleep, learning and passing all your Tests. When you do basic you'll be tired Lack of sleep. Save your concentration for passing everything. It won't be time off after 5 pm. I think you'll be getting beasted, learning french & Songs Till late... You'll be glad to sleep. Forget your gadgets your only goal is to Pass training. Just my 2cents bro.
 
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By the way... You don’t need Internet porn... Do it old school buy a buffmag 👍😄
 
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Let's be honest, how many times have we told people that all your I phones, Smart phones, even your first generation nokia phones and I pads and what nots will be looked into. If you don't want to tell them your code, OK, it's up to you. Then try convincing someone that you didn't get into the legion because you refused to tell them how to switch on your surface 3.
Don't forget that they they all have photos and email and SMS. The best thing to do is ship all that stuff back home (on a ship :ROFLMAO:) and then turn up with a cheap phone that has nothing except the pizza delivery and a couple of 'telephone rose' numbers.
Exactly... 😆
 
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Why don't you leave them with family or friends and get them to post them to you (via standard ground/sea mail) when you've made it to your regiment?
 

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You either post in English which is the main language or French
In English or French
 
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Hello and welcome mullertime2019,
do not carry unnecessary thing to France,

All you need is
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 3 sets of underwear (3 underwear items - 3 tee-shirts - 3 pairs of socks)
  • Toilet bag (soap/shower gel – shaver and shaving cream – shower towel – shower slippers)
  • Cash: 50€ maximum (better coins)
Of course you can carry more money but they will be taken away to a safe place.
Your smartphone will be taken as well.
So everything important for you can be put in a back pack and that's it!

Good luck!
 

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Hahaha thread is called "Dear Legionnaires" and then he say "Dear Everyone".

Dear mullertime2019 I would do not call mr. Sexpert dear. It could make him very excited. :)
 

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