On this day

On this day, today, the 33 rd of November 2018.
Le petit caporal gives notice to all present and future Wanquers to be
Several words of advice
1. Budget
2. Recrutement
3. Carear
4. Turn over
This is the Armée françaises
The Legion, is not spared
1 or more of the above will determine your engagement
More so than previously

1. Your age (the younger the better)
2. Physical : no space for waste/waist (sp)...ready to GO
3. Inteligent. ..above average
4. Skills ...previous (see 1. )
I will develop more when the forum closes, Saturday
 
On this day 1925 the Battle of Rashaya ended.100 men of 4th Escadron of the 1REC under the command of Captain Landriau had been defending the Citadel of Rashaya in Syria for 4 days against 3000 Druze rebels. They refused to surrender and fought till the last bullet, after which they attached Bayonets and continued fighting. At the end of the battle 400 rebels lay dead and over 1000 wounded wounded.
4th Escadron suffered 12 killed and 34 wounded and received a mention in despatches.
Rashaya_and_citadel_in_19th_century-Bonfils.jpg
The town of Rashaya with the Citadel/fort on the top of the hill.
 
4 eme Escadron of the 1 REC is the crème de la crème
Most disciplined and tradionalist
Often commanded by Officiers from the french aristrocracy and very old school
They were chosen, the 4 Escadron to be equiped with the HOT misiles, on VAB
Their colours are Green
 
4 eme Escadron of the 1 REC is the crème de la crème
Most disciplined and tradionalist
Often commanded by Officiers from the french aristrocracy and very old school
They were chosen, the 4 Escadron to be equiped with the HOT misiles, on VAB
Their colours are Green
They'll be getting the Crab soon as well.
 

Joseph Cosgrove

Moderator
Legionnaire
Well he certainly picked the right day for it, as it's
Great Union Day in Romania
Great Union Day occurring on December 1, is the national holiday of Romania. It marks the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918,

So enjoy your holiday all our Romanian friends.
 

USMCRET

Active Member
Very sad, President Bush was the Commander-in-Chief during my first enlistment in the Marine Corps. President Bush was very much respected and a great statesman. He visited us in Saudi Arabia during the Christmas Holiday in the run up to Desert Storm, we were still in the Desert Shield troop build up.

President Bush flew 58 Combat Missions during WWII. On one mission in particular President Bush in his Dive Bomber was hit with Anti-aircraft Fire. His plane was on fire and he still carried out his mission, he completed a bomb run and dropped his ordnance on a Japanese Submarine sinking it. After completing the bombing run he steered the plane away for two miles and then him and his crewmate ejected from the aircraft. President Bush survived the ejection; however, his bombardier did not, his chute failed to open.

President Bush was rescued by a US Submarine 4 hours later. President Bush went on to fly many more combat missions.

Semper Fidelis and farewell to you President Bush, may you have "Fair Winds and Following Seas."
 

USMCRET

Active Member
Correction, he was not shot down dive bombing a sub it was a Japanese controlled Island. The Flak hit his plane and he continued the mission, released his bombs, and then him and his crew bailed out of the plane over the Pacific. Of the three crew members President Bush was the lone survivor.

Also very important to note here, President Bush upon graduating high school at the age of 18 enlisted in the US Navy. He was sent to Naval Aviator School and he graduated just before he reached 19 years of age. President Bush's father was a United States Senator and was very prominent, it did not matter President George H. W. Bush enlisted to fight.

Finally, the Persian Gulf War, if it were not for the empathy of President Bush, the entire Iraqi Armed forces would have been wiped out completely. Iraq was in a full retreat, they were being driven into the sea and they had no escape, only certain death. President Bush called us off and for better or worse, the Iraqis were allowed to retreat out of Kuwait.
 
On Thursday, December the 6th, 1917 a Belgian steamer and a French freighter both loaded with ammunition and with a combined eight million tons of TNT exploded in Halifax harbour, Nova Scotia levelling parts of the town. 1,600 people were killed and 8000 injured.
 
11 December 1941 The US declares war on Germany and Italy.

Ten years later Joe Dimaggio retires from baseball,

For those that don't make the connection, skip through to 2mins 38

And also as we're coming up to Chrimbo, Brenda Lee was born on this day in'44

So when you're in your favorite shopping mall and hear this classic, you can announce loudly to no-one in particular, ah that's Brenda Lee born x amount of days ago in '44 who had the hit during the sixties, and then get her under the mistletoe;)
 

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