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An ancien Legionnaire and armed...
This happened on thursday and was the gossip of the day. ..
Took place on the périphérique (route de Beaucaire / Clos d ' Orville, where many legionnaires réside)
Needed the deployment of many services
The article doesn't mention all. ..but i know
Anyway, all's well that finishes well
Can you go into more detail? I don't think I'm the only one who hasn't followed you on this one :unsure:
 
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Sure, but not too much, discretion and secret médical obliged
Thursday, a car chase between an unidentied driver with a gun and local police. .
He stops his car on the périphérique (next to Jardiland, Quick resteraunt and the caserne of the Gendarmerie Mobile. ..
Refuses to descend from his car. ..
Police send for a negociator and called also for the RAID (Montpellier)....
Evry one, no doubt thinking terrorist or something. ..
He gave him self up before the RAID arrived. ..the rest (bits i know and will surley learn more, are not for wannabes curiosity sake, imo)
 
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There is more to the story than there is printed, belive me
The said, ancien, is having a rest at the moment
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https://www.midilibre.fr/2019/01/23/la-legion-etrangere-a-perdu-lun-des-siens,7968913.php

La Legion etrangere a perdu l'un des siens

Le 9 janvier, la 13e DBLE (demi-brigade de Légion étrangère) rendait les honneurs militaires au caporal-chef Michel Biega, décédé le 28 décembre 2018, à La Cavalerie, à l’âge de 57 ans et plus de 28 ans de service à la Légion étrangère, au 2e REI, au 3e REI et au 1er RE notamment, ainsi bien sûr qu’à la 13e DBLE. Ses camarades étaient présents, ainsi que de nombreux Cavalériens, dont le maire François Rodriguez et des élus municipaux, pour lui rendre un dernier hommage.

Le caporal-chef Biega était l’un des premiers légionnaires arrivés sur le plateau du Larzac pour lancer l’installation de la Phalange magnifique. Dès le mois de janvier 2016, il était à la tâche pour participer à la montée en puissance du régiment, la dernière mission qu’il a menée avec sa bonne humeur coutumière et son dévouement discret.

Passé par de nombreuses unités Légion, il a été inhumé près de son dernier régiment, selon ses dernières volontés. Il repose désormais en terre aveyronnaise et sur ce plateau du Larzac qu’il avait appris à aimer. Il a rejoint le cimetière de La Cavalerie, village où il s’était fait beaucoup d’amis, en attendant le futur Carré légion que la municipalité va créer en liaison avec le régiment.

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RIP. I knew this guy from many videos and pics. He was kind of poster boy for legon. Pity he gone too soon. Anyone know cause of death?
 

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Apparently he was in the Legion for 16 years. Name of Antony Cox.
Like the report, hardman Cox who Rose to the rank of Commander. :unsure:
Could be a true story but "Commander"? Mind you it's the sun.
 

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I wonder if armies spice up lil bit stories like this one. Deeds done by this and other similar men are already amazing by itself , but I wouldn't be surprised if they add up little into it.
From ancient times and beginnings of organized wars all armies had some heroes about whom stories were told usually bing pumped up in process sometimes to such heights that is really hard to believe in their truthfulness.
But, they were always great morale boosters for the troops.
 
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I wonder if armies spice up lil bit stories like this one. Deeds done by this and other similar men are already amazing by itself , but I wouldn't be surprised if they add up little into it.
From ancient times and beginnings of organized wars all armies had some heroes about whom stories were told usually bing pumped up in process sometimes to such heights that is really hard to believe in their truthfulness.
But, they were always great morale boosters for the troops.
reminds me of this song...
 
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The 13 DBLE and the impact on the local economy
 

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That... makes a certain sense.

The Uni I attended has an exchange program with a Catholic University in the Vendée. Every spring, we'd get a few students from that school for a semester. I had classes with some of them; others I met because I minored in French, and the French students were occasionally invited to our classes, conversation tables, and French club meetings.

When you could get anything out of them about politics, their opinions were usually surprisingly conservative. Well, except for one chick who, upon being asked which US President had the greatest influence on American history replied "Obama". (Who was in office at the the time). Gorgeous hazel eyes, but a hazel nut for a brain, that one.

Then there was 'Hurricane' Hugo, who nearly had to be deported.

Other than that, though, those kids tended to be pretty right-wing and religious.
Did you see that St. Tammany Parish is going to begin French Immersion Language next school year, it's about time our heritage is coming back, not Fecking Spanish
 
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The Air Cocaïne trial has started
(An ex legionnaire was part of the rescue crew)
 

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FIRE - The Calenzana fire, located near Calvi, ravaged 1290 hectares of maquis and softwoods during the weekend. The fire was still active this Monday morning. A NASA satellite was able to photograph it from space. The Calenzana fire is so large that it can be seen from space. Sunday, Jan. 24, NASA's Terra satellite photographed the main focus in Haute-Corse which was still unchecked Monday morning. "The situation has not changed, now we want to prevent the fire reaches the forest of Bonifato," told AFP a spokesman for the SDIS (fire and rescue service) of Haute-Corse . The fire, which triggered around 20h Saturday on the town, ravaged 1290 hectares of vegetation over the weekend despite the air reinforcements deployed Sunday at midday. The fire, fanned by strong winds and particularly dry vegetation, "crossed the village in less than half an hour, it was impressive," told AFP the mayor, Pierre Guidoni. "In Calenzana, the fire is inaccessible.The wind has fallen (it should strengthen Monday afternoon, ed.) But if weather conditions become degraded or if firefighters and air assets can not stop the fire, it may tip over into the valley where there is the Bonifato forest, "said LCI on the president of the executive council of Corsica, Gilles Simeoni. "There is a major ecological risk that persists."

So what has this got to do with the legion? Well, Calenzana or 'zana' along with Lumio is one of the few places that REPmen are allowed to live out in town (other than Calvi itself) and are authorized to go to. There is a rickety old bus, but it's best to have a car.
Normally the fires start in the summer time, intentionally or not, so it's quite unusual to have fires starting in winter.
The REP has at least 2 4x4 fire trucks on standby.
During summer there is always at least one group on alerte incendie. You are kitted up with water tanks which you carry on your back to spray the embers. There are also shovels and pick axes and batte à fue (not sure what they are called in English).
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If the risk is greater than so are the means. A whole section can be on alert with water bowsers and chain saws water pumps etc. They are there to locate and stop the small out bursts. It is a common sight to see Canadairs filling up from the bay of Calvi.
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There is also, during the summer, a company of sécurité civile

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These are usually lodged in one of the two promo barracks.
 
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Barkhane : Le HK 416 continue de se déployer au Sahel
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A good write up about the more praticable uses the HK has over the FAMAS
 
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An ancien Legionnaire and armed...
This happened on thursday and was the gossip of the day. ..
Took place on the périphérique (route de Beaucaire / Clos d ' Orville, where many legionnaires réside)
Needed the deployment of many services
The article doesn't mention all. ..but i know
Anyway, all's well that finishes well
He is Polish. It was the patron of the resteraunt i use who told me. Earlier in thé day, he turned up rat arsed drunk and ordered Vodka. The patron does not have a licience IV and can not serve him. Polish legionnaire goes ape chit and busts the place up a bit. ..few hours later, happened what happened
 

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Avec la modernisation de l’armée de Terre, la Légion étrangère ne veut pas perdre ce qui fait sa force et sa cohésion


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2 REI (cover of the Képi Blanc)
It say's more or less what i have been preaching since being on this forum. ..
New equipment and matieral means new tatics, courses and the oppertunities that comes with it
Speaking french is your best quality before physical shyte
You do a 5 year contract and you leave speaking perfect Russian
Unable to write a 5 line report
With out the rank and the specialised courses ...you will not do a long carear (there is and always will be exceptions)
 
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Carcassonne : 3 ancien militaires: age 47, 50 and 54 : proffesions : ambulancier (where have i heard that one before?) A garagiste and a Security Protection boss, arrested for International arm traficking and détention. Quantity seized : 207 (54 are of war type, like Kalshnikov and sub machine guns) 770 kilos of munitions. 350 magazines. Scopes and helmets with nocturne vision systèmes. Estimation : 200 00 € of material. 2 have been remanded and the other is under control judiciaire. International / USA (KKK / Super Macist / Trumpist or Republicains
 
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Carcassonne : 3 ancien militaires: age 47, 50 and 54 : proffesions : ambulancier (where have i heard that one before?) A garagiste and a Security Protection boss, arrested for International arm traficking and détention. Quantity seized : 207 (54 are of war type, like Kalshnikov and sub machine guns) 770 kilos of munitions. 350 magazines. Scopes and helmets with nocturne vision systèmes. Estimation : 200 00 € of material. 2 have been remanded and the other is under control judiciaire. International / USA (KKK / Super Macist / Trumpist or Republicains
Anciens of 3 RPIMA
The 200 00 euros is probally explained by the sale of some weapons to local criminals and or terrorists (have said before, the army has always meddled in organised crime. .drugs, prostitution, weapons/ munitions and explosives etc)
For once it's not the Legion, so we should be happy with that
 
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