french foreign legion
ABOUT
HISTORY
TRADITIONS
UNIFORM, BAND AND PACE
ENLISTMENT REQUIREMENTS
THE LEGIONNAIRE'S THOUGHTS
THE LEGIONNAIRE'S CODE OF HONOR
PAY AND BONUSES
SPECIALITIES

 

THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION

THE LEGIONNAIRE'S CODE OF HONOR


1. Legionnaire : you are a volunteer serving France faithfully and with honor.
2. Every Legionnaire is your brother-at-arms, irrespective of his nationality, race or creed. You will demonstrate this by an unwavering and straight forward solidarity which must always bind together members of the same family.
3. Respectful of the Legion's traditions, honoring your superiors, discipline and comradeship are your strength, courage and loyalty your virtues.
4. Proud of your status as a legionnaire, you will display this pride, by your turnout, always impeccable, your behavior, ever worthy, though modest, your living-quarters, always tidy.
5. An elite soldier : you will train vigorously, you will maintain your weapons as if it were your most precious possession, you will keep your body in the peak of condition, always fit.
6. A mission once given to you becomes sacred to you, you will accomplish it to the end and at all costs.
7. In combat : you will act without relish of your tasks, or hatred ; you will respect the vanquished enemy and will never abandon neither your wounded nor your dead, nor will you under any circumstances surrender your arms.

CAREER PROSPECTS


At the end of the initial enlistment, the legionnaire can extend his career by signing successive contracts of 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, until he reaches 15 years service, or more if he so wishes (this depending on the rank and his good conduct during service). After 15 years of service he is entitled to a retirement pension payable even in foreign countries. During his career in the legion he will again and regularly be posted overseas.

The French Foreign Legion information pages