QUESTION Specific age requirements

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Hello everyone, I need a specific answer...

I am planning to go to the FFL preselection center in Aubagne on 10th August 2019, this is 5 days before I turn 39years old and 6 months. I know I am old and no need to elaborate on my motivation or fitness level etc. I just know I have to do it before I die.

According to this link ( http://foreignlegion.info/french-foreign-legion-age-requirements/ ) this rule exists: "The maximum age limit for joining the Foreign Legion is 39 years and 6 months. That means you have to be 39 years, 6 months and 0 days old at the maximum when you are knocking on the Legion’s gate."

Does the MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT starts count once you pass the gate of the preselection center (the site says "when you are knocking on the Legion's gate" but this sounds too specific to be true) OR after they register my paperwork OR after few days of waiting OR when exactly?

If it is anything but the 1st case, how long time in advance should I go to Aubagne to give me enough time to meet the age requirements?

Thanks in advance
 
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Thanks everyone for the input, I will go there and give my best and she how it goes... Saying who I am, if I am fit (or not) online and my credential, injuries, motivation etc has no meaning. Once there they can decide if I am capable and will fit in or not!
 

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I have been a Philosopher and a Gastronomique critique all my life, huh
I reckon, more like a belittler of other people’s achievements, because you have none for yourself. Why do you come on this forum just to spit bile on everybody. Is this something you grew up with in North Korea before becoming a pseudo Scot?
 
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Nah mon p’tit, only started working full time at 14, went to sea as a deckhand at 15, joined the legion at 16, a paratrooper at 17, became an engineer at 26, finished my career as a university professor at 74. Nah, probably didn’t work hard enough

And you did?
You've worked hard and used your brains. Merchant navy is hard graft too..
 

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My grand father (partenal,was in thé British Army during WW2 and did the liberation of Norway ( he was given a thank you certificat by the Norwegian government / monarchy)
Grand father (maternal) was sunked twice in the Atlanic. Merchant Navy
 
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My Dublin born maternal grandfather fought in the Battle of France with the BEF, holding off the Germans with the French and Belgians for as long as they could allowing many to evacuate at Dunkirk. He was wounded and captured eventually but presumed dead. (POW for 3 years)

9th British Infantry Brigade - Lengerich May 1945
 

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My Dublin born maternal grandfather fought in the Battle of France with the BEF, holding off the Germans with the French and Belgians for as long as they could allowing many to evacuate at Dunkirk. He was wounded and captured eventually but presumed dead. (POW for 3 years)

9th British Infantry Brigade - Lengerich May 1945
My grandfather is on the right hand side middle row, on the end, in case anyone was wondering.

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Hey Nick, good to hear from you.

I've been harking on about the typical legion breakfast for a long while.
Get used to it lads, leave the energizer chocy bars and the protein drinks aside at least 10 days before going. Start training on a legion breakfast.
It´s actually nearly the same here in Germany. They eat a roll for breakfast. with cheese or jam. I never eat a cooked breakfast. have a roll with jam, coffee have done for years. weetabix and sometimes boiled eggs.
 

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It´s actually nearly the same here in Germany. They eat a roll for breakfast. with cheese or jam. I never eat a cooked breakfast. have a roll with jam, coffee have done for years. weetabix and sometimes boiled eggs.
I don't think anyone can count on having a weetabix for breakfast in the Legion.
 
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