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Ex Australian Rifleman

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Bonjour,

I am a new member to this forum
and want to introduce a bit of my background and reasons for wanting to join the French Foreign Legion. My passion is strong.

I am 25 years old, and have been in the Infantry Corp in the Australian Army for 5 years. It has been a childhood dream to serve and protect the helpless as I come from a broken home. I was suggested to apply for an officer position rather than infantry due to my IQ test results but i wanted to fight and served throughout as a rifleman. I do not care about money or status; I want to be there with my comrades to the death.

As a child I watched my mother and sister suffer as well as my self severely, ever since I was a boy. My father was a gambler and a drinker; migrated To Australia from Asia many years ago and 40 years later still does not know basic English. I was forced to stay home and not socialise, beat up with weapons, but when people would come to our home to collect debt money from my father he would hide and make me or my sister face grown men. This is where my mentality to protect the helpless comes from as I was helpless once. I worked hard all my life.

A wolf to his own children but sheep to outsiders. I don’t want to be like my father; I proved everyone wrong when I earned the Royal Australian Infantry Corp Insignia.

My father was never proud, One time he said “you thing you’re a man for being a soldier?”. But was happy to take the hard-earned money. This father of mine never took the initiative to learn the native tongue and always sought shortcuts like gambling. His failures would be taken out on the family when I was a boy; with severe beatings and psychological warfare; “dogs are more loyal than you” he would say. I remember coming back from deployment and he said he wasn’t paying rent so I gave all my money Earnt to pay rent or perhaps for him to gamble. But to him I am selfish for wanting to join the Legion. The brothers in my unit were more family than my own blood. I do not want to be weak like him

I come from nothing and doing whatever it takes to feed my parents is part of what got me in Trouble with police. No blood crimes, only petty crimes. Not wanted by Interpol. I know drug trafficking is a criteria for disqualification, but I did what I had to do and only small amounts domestically, so my mother didn’t have to work for illegally low pay. I used to watch her work for under minimum wage for a Chinese boss because she was uneducated. I did what I had to for family and not see her suffer.

I was not given an opportunity for university as I had to work many jobs to support the family. I was not fit, had no purpose but training for the Army gave me purpose and made a man out of me when I got accepted. I never fought so hard in my life for anything but unfortunately I got Into trouble with police and was discharged. I can never join again in Australia. During my service, I excelled well above the average in marksmanship principles and attained outstanding shooting results. I wanted to fight, my reasons were pure; operating a rifle is second nature to me and I have qualification certificates and written reports from Officers to support that claim. I believe my true passion for Soldiering is why I picked up on marksmanship training with ease despite never having shot a rifle before I enlisted

I died inside when I was discharged. To this day I work in the profession as a cadastral surveyor for 5 years. The pay is decent and is enough for me to support both my parents; but I don’t care about money. There is no passion for it. My passion is being a soldier. No other profession will ever fill the void in my soul. The legion is my only chance to redeem myself and find purpose I once had but lost due to my transgressions. I will admit I lacked discipline when I finally got in and regret it for the rest of my life. I loved the Army, the right to wear the Australian Slouch Hat.

This is why I want to join the legion. To me, it is a right of passage and I am willing to take the risk to determine if i have the right or not. It is worth it to me.

I casually discussed my proposition to join with the family about this but obviously it turned into a big argument about me being selfish and doing bad things killing people. They don’t understand the spirit of a soldier. Or perhaps they want me to continue paying for everything. I am at an impasse. Despite their past neglect, I still grind like a dog to keep a roof over our heads because they are still my parents and are uneducated and elderly. I know the legion does not pay good but I don’t care.

I am not content with my own soul, as Soldiering was my dream come true. Ever since I left I never engaged in anything except for training, work and being strong so I can protect my family. Nothing else mattered because i lost my right to be an Australian Soldier

I either travel to France and try to the death to reclaim my calling; or live a mundane life having my destiny and finances siphoned out of me by those that have caused me great grief.

This is my brief story and this is my reason for wanting an opportunity no matter the cost. I want to prove everyone wrong that I can be a Legionaire, but most importantly prove to myself I have the capability to be a part of the few and be a soldier again but better

I am fit strength-wise and endurance-wise however it is the crimes I have done that worry me about my chances

Thank you for reading
 
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Le petit caporal

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Do not be, never, too over expansive...
Serves you nowt !
L.P.C..
and welcome to the forum, btw !
 

Pink Floyd

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Bonjour,

I am a new member to this forum
and want to introduce a bit of my background and reasons for wanting to join the French Foreign Legion. My passion is strong.

I am 25 years old, and have been in the Infantry Corp in the Australian Army for 5 years. It has been a childhood dream to serve and protect the helpless as I come from a broken home. I was suggested to apply for an officer position rather than infantry due to my IQ test results but i wanted to fight and served throughout as a rifleman. I do not care about money or status; I want to be there with my comrades to the death.

As a child I watched my mother and sister suffer as well as my self severely, ever since I was a boy. My father was a gambler and a drinker; migrated To Australia from Asia many years ago and 40 years later still does not know basic English. I was forced to stay home and not socialise, beat up with weapons, but when people would come to our home to collect debt money from my father he would hide and make me or my sister face grown men. This is where my mentality to protect the helpless comes from as I was helpless once. I worked hard all my life.

A wolf to his own children but sheep to outsiders. I don’t want to be like my father; I proved everyone wrong when I earned the Royal Australian Infantry Corp Insignia.

My father was never proud, One time he said “you thing you’re a man for being a soldier?”. But was happy to take the hard-earned money. This father of mine never took the initiative to learn the native tongue and always sought shortcuts like gambling. His failures would be taken out on the family when I was a boy; with severe beatings and psychological warfare; “dogs are more loyal than you” he would say. I remember coming back from deployment and he said he wasn’t paying rent so I gave all my money Earnt to pay rent or perhaps for him to gamble. But to him I am selfish for wanting to join the Legion. The brothers in my unit were more family than my own blood. I do not want to be weak like him

I come from nothing and doing whatever it takes to feed my parents is part of what got me in Trouble with police. No blood crimes, only petty crimes. Not wanted by Interpol. I know drug trafficking is a criteria for disqualification, but I did what I had to do and only small amounts domestically, so my mother didn’t have to work for illegally low pay. I used to watch her work for under minimum wage for a Chinese boss because she was uneducated. I did what I had to for family and not see her suffer.

I was not given an opportunity for university as I had to work many jobs to support the family. I was not fit, had no purpose but training for the Army gave me purpose and made a man out of me when I got accepted. I never fought so hard in my life for anything but unfortunately I got Into trouble with police and was discharged. I can never join again in Australia. During my service, I excelled well above the average in marksmanship principles and attained outstanding shooting results. I wanted to fight, my reasons were pure; operating a rifle is second nature to me and I have qualification certificates and written reports from Officers to support that claim. I believe my true passion for Soldiering is why I picked up on marksmanship training with ease despite never having shot a rifle before I enlisted

I died inside when I was discharged. To this day I work in the profession as a cadastral surveyor for 5 years. The pay is decent and is enough for me to support both my parents; but I don’t care about money. There is no passion for it. My passion is being a soldier. No other profession will ever fill the void in my soul. The legion is my only chance to redeem myself and find purpose I once had but lost due to my transgressions. I will admit I lacked discipline when I finally got in and regret it for the rest of my life. I loved the Army, the right to wear the Australian Slouch Hat.

This is why I want to join the legion. To me, it is a right of passage and I am willing to take the risk to determine if i have the right or not. It is worth it to me.

I casually discussed my proposition to join with the family about this but obviously it turned into a big argument about me being selfish and doing bad things killing people. They don’t understand the spirit of a soldier. Or perhaps they want me to continue paying for everything. I am at an impasse. Despite their past neglect, I still grind like a dog to keep a roof over our heads because they are still my parents and are uneducated and elderly. I know the legion does not pay good but I don’t care.

I am not content with my own soul, as Soldiering was my dream come true. Ever since I left I never engaged in anything except for training, work and being strong so I can protect my family. Nothing else mattered because i lost my right to be an Australian Soldier

I either travel to France and try to the death to reclaim my calling; or live a mundane life having my destiny and finances siphoned out of me by those that have caused me great grief.

This is my brief story and this is my reason for wanting an opportunity no matter the cost. I want to prove everyone wrong that I can be a Legionaire, but most importantly prove to myself I have the capability to be a part of the few and be a soldier again but better

I am fit strength-wise and endurance-wise however it is the crimes I have done that worry me about my chances

Thank you for reading
My fellow Oz, there's a massive difference between the ADF and the Legion. Its a hard 5 years (minimum). You are the right age. Not too young, or old, and you have military experience. PM me if you're serious about traveling to France.
 
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PTEgw,

Welcome to the forum. Take advice from those in Green.

Well done in what you have achieved so far.

The Chinese have a saying; Never let your daughter marry a soldier or a police man.

The latter in HK were known as Yau Pei Hak Ye. (Licensed Beggars). I was there in confrontation years and Mao's little red book

I like the saying; "May you live in interesting times" with all that is implied.
 
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Thanks for the welcome gents.

I have court soon so if I don’t go to prison I will make the trip. A second chance to do myself proud
 
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Thanks for the welcome gents.

I have court soon so if I don’t go to prison I will make the trip. A second chance to do myself proud
Stay and think positive. Whatever happens at your age it is not the end of the world.

Be the first to understand ;
the first to adapt and respond;
and the first to overcome.
 

jwaltos

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Thank you for reading
Well, hopefully you pay a fair price and make amends for your deeds. You're with yourself wherever you go so if you recognize there's room for improvement then address it intelligently. Recidivism isn't an option. In the Legion you'll come across others from similar and worse circumstances. Keep in mind that when pointing a gun at someone expect the same in kind from somewhere and one mistake or bad luck could finish you. There are good people in this forum so it's a good resource. Whatever you choose, aspire to be among the best which takes a lot of hard dedicated work.
 
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Bonjour,

I am a new member to this forum
and want to introduce a bit of my background and reasons for wanting to join the French Foreign Legion. My passion is strong.

I am 25 years old, and have been in the Infantry Corp in the Australian Army for 5 years. It has been a childhood dream to serve and protect the helpless as I come from a broken home. I was suggested to apply for an officer position rather than infantry due to my IQ test results but i wanted to fight and served throughout as a rifleman. I do not care about money or status; I want to be there with my comrades to the death.

As a child I watched my mother and sister suffer as well as my self severely, ever since I was a boy. My father was a gambler and a drinker; migrated To Australia from Asia many years ago and 40 years later still does not know basic English. I was forced to stay home and not socialise, beat up with weapons, but when people would come to our home to collect debt money from my father he would hide and make me or my sister face grown men. This is where my mentality to protect the helpless comes from as I was helpless once. I worked hard all my life.

A wolf to his own children but sheep to outsiders. I don’t want to be like my father; I proved everyone wrong when I earned the Royal Australian Infantry Corp Insignia.

My father was never proud, One time he said “you thing you’re a man for being a soldier?”. But was happy to take the hard-earned money. This father of mine never took the initiative to learn the native tongue and always sought shortcuts like gambling. His failures would be taken out on the family when I was a boy; with severe beatings and psychological warfare; “dogs are more loyal than you” he would say. I remember coming back from deployment and he said he wasn’t paying rent so I gave all my money Earnt to pay rent or perhaps for him to gamble. But to him I am selfish for wanting to join the Legion. The brothers in my unit were more family than my own blood. I do not want to be weak like him

I come from nothing and doing whatever it takes to feed my parents is part of what got me in Trouble with police. No blood crimes, only petty crimes. Not wanted by Interpol. I know drug trafficking is a criteria for disqualification, but I did what I had to do and only small amounts domestically, so my mother didn’t have to work for illegally low pay. I used to watch her work for under minimum wage for a Chinese boss because she was uneducated. I did what I had to for family and not see her suffer.

I was not given an opportunity for university as I had to work many jobs to support the family. I was not fit, had no purpose but training for the Army gave me purpose and made a man out of me when I got accepted. I never fought so hard in my life for anything but unfortunately I got Into trouble with police and was discharged. I can never join again in Australia. During my service, I excelled well above the average in marksmanship principles and attained outstanding shooting results. I wanted to fight, my reasons were pure; operating a rifle is second nature to me and I have qualification certificates and written reports from Officers to support that claim. I believe my true passion for Soldiering is why I picked up on marksmanship training with ease despite never having shot a rifle before I enlisted

I died inside when I was discharged. To this day I work in the profession as a cadastral surveyor for 5 years. The pay is decent and is enough for me to support both my parents; but I don’t care about money. There is no passion for it. My passion is being a soldier. No other profession will ever fill the void in my soul. The legion is my only chance to redeem myself and find purpose I once had but lost due to my transgressions. I will admit I lacked discipline when I finally got in and regret it for the rest of my life. I loved the Army, the right to wear the Australian Slouch Hat.

This is why I want to join the legion. To me, it is a right of passage and I am willing to take the risk to determine if i have the right or not. It is worth it to me.

I casually discussed my proposition to join with the family about this but obviously it turned into a big argument about me being selfish and doing bad things killing people. They don’t understand the spirit of a soldier. Or perhaps they want me to continue paying for everything. I am at an impasse. Despite their past neglect, I still grind like a dog to keep a roof over our heads because they are still my parents and are uneducated and elderly. I know the legion does not pay good but I don’t care.

I am not content with my own soul, as Soldiering was my dream come true. Ever since I left I never engaged in anything except for training, work and being strong so I can protect my family. Nothing else mattered because i lost my right to be an Australian Soldier

I either travel to France and try to the death to reclaim my calling; or live a mundane life having my destiny and finances siphoned out of me by those that have caused me great grief.

This is my brief story and this is my reason for wanting an opportunity no matter the cost. I want to prove everyone wrong that I can be a Legionaire, but most importantly prove to myself I have the capability to be a part of the few and be a soldier again but better

I am fit strength-wise and endurance-wise however it is the crimes I have done that worry me about my chances

Thank you for reading
This story should get you in alone with the interview mate. Interesting story, go for it brother
 

enjolras

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Don’t take this the wrong way but, judging by your post, you will either have a very long career in the legion or you will flounce in the first 6 months and ask for civil. Or desert in the first year.

Two questions

1. Where were you deployed in the Australian army?

2. Why were you discharged?

These two questions will tell a lot about whether or not you will desert the legion
 
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