AMA: Ask a French foreign legionary anything
we'll ill bump with a pic of me and some brits I trained with
Have you read this book before?
Is the current state of your organisation as bad as it says?
No not much into reading about the legion, because well...im in it and depends what you mean by bad if you mean your officers determine when you eat, how good you ironed you clothes and even when and how you shit then yeah kinda
don't see you serving any country ?
used to be you do years and you could apply for citizenship but they changed it to more than 5 years either that or get wounded in combat and you can get citizenship
ive deployed to mali, but I respect my enemy
you see anyone can google legio patria nostra if you want I can provide more pictures ? cant time stamp because camera on my phone got retarded and wont work
my time is almost up
never heard of that happening
saw no action, by the time I arrived in mali everything was dieing down a bit
no they teach you
Mali. someone is bound to ask so yes im holding a famas and the big scope- like thing is part of the FELIN system.
The french foreign legion are pussies now, they use to be autonomous and not under the command of the french army, but they fucked up the assassination of the french president and now are under complete control of the French army.
Basically the legion are a bunch of traitors who had their balls cut off and now get all the shit jobs because the frenchies dont give a fuck about them.
What language do you speak? French or everyone his own and there are translators?
What are your uniforms like? The Brits on your pic don't wear a FFL one.
How fit are you? How fit are mostly the legionaries?
I think you know why I did.
heavy and unnecessary especialy in terrain like mali
half Japanese half British
surrender joke. how original. the cop was right to beg, he didn't want to die. we all don't want to die im sure you would have to
no lived in japan
every one communicates in French our uniforms are well ironed, if not you can face some harsh punishments and those brits were part of the british army
Eh bien mes félicitations tiens, le régiment où tu es est l'un des derniers que l'on admire dans notre belle armée.
Enjoy having a reputation of fucking goats though, it's commonly told in France that the legionaries do that
considering the fact that he got FELIN system scope on in famas, I wouldn't dare to say that it is a "cosplay fag". You will die during your sleep, this man will kill you.
L'entrainement est difficile (plus qu'à l'armée) ? Et si tu as bientôt fini, tu vas faire quoi après ?
OP I give you credit you did answer questions.
For me I would hope to not go out like a little bitch like that, most of all if armed with pistol!
foreign legion training aint a walk in the park but I really didn't have anything to go back to so dropping out or being dq's some how wasn't an option and not to sure what ill be doing after ? im not even sure if im ready to leave
you have to ask your higher up's
okay thanks I guess ?
Training wasn't easy. its rigorous and on top of that you have to go to class for French, was kind of hard at first understanding French but as it goes on it becomes easier, if you're a slow learner then don't worry they usualy attach someone to you who speaks your language to tutor you in French but don't expect officers to be forgiving if you don't understand them or cant speak it good later on in training, wasn't to hard, selection isn't really hard, YouTube it you can find it, its just the top officers have the final say if you get in or not.
Don't think so. the 'gestapo' would probably know you aren't who you say you are
Are there a lot of Poles in the French Foreign Legion? Do they stick together?
Also I heard the officers can beat you as punishment, is that true?
>ive deployed to mali, but I respect my enemy
Then why do you fight? What good can be accomplished from killing a person you respect?
If you respect them, then they don't deserve to die. If you're killing someone that doesn't deserve to die, doesn't that make you a bad person?
I have no sympathy for volunteer soldiers fighting unjust wars.
But you chose to sign the contract in the first place, didn't you?
If you respect the person you're fighting, it means you shouldn't be fighting them in the first place. Otherwise you're trying to kill an innocent person. If you were forced to join the army under threat of death, this is at least understandable. If you are joining of your own free will, it is not.
Chivalry is a moral code developed at a time when guilt was decided through trial by combat and it was considered acceptable to massacre and rape entire villages of innocent civilians after conquering them. I hope you can see why it might not be a good idea to keep following it blindly.
umm...well id say I had some problems but more of it was my life was just crap and wasn't going good for me
contract is 5 years and 24
the ffl has its fair share and yeah groups that speak the same language tend to stick together they're called "mafias" and no comment
respecting your enemy is part of being a legionnaire, sorry we're not americans screaming "fuck you" every time we get shot at. I fight because im told to fight, im under contract, just because I respect my enemy doesn't mean im going to let them get away and kill my brothers or innocent people.
this one actually made me laugh but again surrender jokes aren't original man
everyone here looks out for one another, considers the person beside them more than a brother pretty hard to explain but wont say that there isn't racial tensions
>respecting your enemy is part of being a legionnaire, sorry we're not americans screaming "fuck you" every time we get shot at. I fight because im told to fight, im under contract, just because I respect my enemy doesn't mean im going to let them get away and kill my brothers or innocent people
How can you respect someone that would kill innocent people?
Fighting because you're told to fight isn't a good reason.
things change man, theres so much above your head that you can control..maybe you support the enemy the time you join but say 2 1/2 years later a different conflict arises...food for thought, speaking from experience
Nope. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Tired of seeing stupid fucking neckbeards stealing valor on 4chan. Keep talking, it's exposing what a fucking liar you really are even further.
Not the guy you're arguing with, but David v. Goliath. It's like sure; they're gonna crush you, but you still want to fight back, and you can round up troops like no other. Redcoats during the Revolutionary war had horrible morale.
> respect your enemy
Why would you respect the barbarians who burned Timbuktu. They are savages looking to destroy every bit of civilization in Africa. How could you respect them.
Another picture of my deployment to mali.
Pumas coming to pick us up because they saw a "weapons cache".
Turned out to be a motorcycle
Let's say that, like 90% of shitposters here, I wouldn't have the physical capacity to ever complete that training.
What advise would you have in terms of dealing with fitness?
How does it feel to have new royalty?
And how do you truly feel about the green hill of Allah? It destroyed your french police.
I don't do drugs, and I'm definitely not retarded. I study computer science and cybersecurity at a very good school and I'll probably work for either a financial institution or the government after graduating.
I'm not an idiot just because I don't have respect for you.
I just think the fact that two people who respect each other, who could get along well and be friends, should not be killing each other "because they were told to" or "because it's honorable to". That's a tragedy.
>I fight because I am told.
That's not a good reason. How far would you take that? If you were told to raid a village of civilians and slaughter everyone living there, would you?
What if the village was being defended by mothers and children trying to defend their families?
If you are simply killing because you were told to, you're no better than a hitman.
>but you still want to fight back
Why? It wasn't like either side was likely to have executed the common soldier if they surrendered.
So here's the scenario. You respect and like your enemy, and apparently have nothing against him. You know you are facing defeat. Your choices are to a) die fighting him anyway, or b) return home to your family and live a long happy life of comfort.
I don't see any rationale for picking choice a.
run around your street, make up a training schedule for your self maybe you work out for 4 days and rest 3 ? work out for 5 rest 2 days ?
id recommend lost of push ups, pull ups and sit ups those are definitely expected of you during training just don't be a try hard about it give your body rest, oh and if your skinny (140-150) eat. gain weight. work out.
1.don't want to be one of those guys but google man
3. its rigorous. so yes
4. also google, but not really about the pay, its more about a second chance.
lots of these surrender jokes eh ?
the kepi blanc march I think was the longest and farthest we ever rucked but in terms of running, uhh, maybe 3 miles ? don't really ask you just run and stop when told to
new pic for you guys here just ask and ill upload more
T'as developé genre une affection pour la france ? Après que ton contrat soit fini tu comptes rester en France ?
Ou la france c'est juste ton employeur et une fois le contrat fini tu t'en foutera ?
Famas first weapon I ever held and fired, I love it. F1, find the g2 a bit awkward
Gazelle protecting the convoy
Do you know how many total people are in the French foreign legion? Also if I was trying to join what qualifications would make me more likely to be accepted? Learn French and get really good at cardio?