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I Am Joining The French Foreign Legion

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    Planning To Join The Legion June 2012 - i would be keen to hear peoples comments and advice on my situation and plans! im from aussie 24 next year...why? ive grown over the last...
    qv123 qv123 22-25 6 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    How if I join at age of 35 ??
    djcops djcops 26-30, M Jan 5

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    Im joining FFL in March 2014. i am 30 from Slovenia. Anyone else going in March?
    denisdeal denisdeal 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I Want To Join But Am Not 100% - I have always wanted to be in the Military and applied for the British Army 3 times, only to finally medically refused....even though b eing...
    dmulholland dmulholland 31-35 2 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    I was in the army and I left on my own terms with an honorable discharge. I left early and now I'm not eligible for re-enlistment because of the cutbacks and only new enlistees are...
    heyaaarnold heyaaarnold 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Going For It And Joining The Legion - I had this idea to join the legion firstly around 3 years ago. I was 5 years british army with 3 tours of iraq under my belt. I did start...
    LeeLar84 LeeLar84 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    I'm 26 from Orlando, FL and joining the French Foreign Legion . I'm planing on leaving by the end of May. Still working on my French. I would join the U.S. Marines but I have a...
    MZ96 MZ96 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Ex British Reservist - After spending 8 years building a career in the British reserve forces I was medically discharged this year. The Army had been my life and since leaving I...
    will1985uk will1985uk 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    No matter what I m going for FFL....
    djcops djcops 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Bettson - Hi im 28 years old and thiking of joining the legion. Im wanting to go down in the next couple of weeks.If anyone is out there and too wants to go down with me let me...
    dogteeth dogteeth 26-30 3 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Life Disaster - I had a wonderful partner and career. But recently I had lost my job and difficult in securing one. In result, I am losing my partner. She is giving up hope on me...
    l33tcharlie l33tcharlie 31-35, M Oct 19, 2013

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    Redemption - redemption; i need to proof my self, 36 years old, no family, educated,well grown,family values, and a go getter.  Fail my marriage, Lose my business, used by people...
    j9547267077 j9547267077 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    In Paris Now And Knocking In The Morning - so 4 years and long hard thoughts i am in paris all i have to do is take a 25 min trip knock on the door and give it 210% this is it jan...
    robd01 robd01 26-30 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Ready To Change My Life - In am a 20 year old 1st generation Canadian born and raise in Quebec, i have for most part of my life dreamed of being a warrior. I dropped out of high...
    ArtineY ArtineY 18-21 Feb 11, 2013

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    I Am A Foreign Warrior - I'm 19 from Central America. Raised and educated in the USA.  I guess I'll start by saying I can't join the US Army because of my status in the US even...
    Gotti35 Gotti35 18-21, M May 4, 2013

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    I served 4 years in the British army in the infantry. I have found it hard to adjust to civil life. I have a really Well paid job but its the same old every day is the same so I...
    joe2515 joe2515 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Joining The Ffl - I am looking to join the FFL, I was wondering if i have 2 felonies from the same event that happened 18 years ago, and havent been in any trouble since. Can I go...
    martin333 martin333 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Questions!! - Please can a woman join the legion?is there any requred document needed?do i need to speak french?thanks
    mucheche mucheche 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Goin To The Foreign French Legion - hey one and all.. my name is Alexander i am 27 and am from Australia.. i have been wanting to join the FFL for almost a Year now but i am...
    TheSouthPawSaint TheSouthPawSaint 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    I Almost Did - At the end of my service with the US Army, my friend Paul and I where going to go an join the Legion.  We were serious in our intent and desire.  Plane tickets to...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M Mar 30, 2012

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    Need Your Help Guys - Hai everyone im thinking of joining too alway wanted to be in the army but wasnt posible in south africa i plan on leaving asap but was wondering whay tipe of...
    Giela940 Giela940 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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    Joining The French Foreign Legion.. - Having served 4yrs in the British Army and having been on tour I decided to leave and see if the grass is greener. It's far from. So now I'm...
    Soy8175 Soy8175 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Enlisting In May - I'm 34 years old. I've been working in IT for 17 years and am just so bored and need a new challenge (mental, physical, emotional) I've done a lot of research...
    mjfphelan mjfphelan 31-35 7 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Legionnaire - I'm planning to join on the last week of July 13. I'm 28. Living in the UK now. Can't say my nationality. I wanted to be a legionnaire when I was 9 or 10 years old...
    Lambywolfy Lambywolfy 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    It's The Legion's Life For Me... - Hi all. I know there are alot of the same stories but so far this site has helped alot with information so I decided to post my own story too. I...
    StriateZulu StriateZulu 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Thinking About Joining The Legion - I lived in the United States since I was 3 years old but due to immigration issues I am now living in Central America with no money and very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Joining FFL - Anybody joining FFL any soon this year or by Mar 2014. I still yet to make a decision in joining but would like to know anyone who is thinking of joining.
    l33tcharlie l33tcharlie 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I Seriously Considering Joining? - My name's Phillip, i'm 19 years old and from Australia, i'm stuck in a dead end town where there are no jobs and I spend most of my days watching...
    Drakkus Drakkus 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    Im Again Going To Join French Legion...for Better Future .. - i have came from london to france only to be a french foreign legion without a visa ...by sitting inside a big lory...
    rubinkhadka rubinkhadka 18-21 5 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    Anyone Else Looking To Join Soon? - I'm  curious to know if anyone is wanting to talk about joining up to get recruited.
    brandonsroy brandonsroy 31-35 11 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Some Page From The Diary Of Lonely Damned Soul - Who am I? I am nothing out of ordinary and by far not extradionary. Standing 5'7 158 pounds one might of say just a runt... at...
    Caliell Caliell 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    Guy From Asian Country Want To Join Ffl - hello everyone, i am a guy somewhere from Asia. Straight to the point- I don't have money or documents to get in to France. I desperately...
    xmaniacx xmaniacx 22-25, M Jan 5, 2013

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    Call Of The Warrior - My fathers and mothers side of the family has served United States military since World War 2. I as many of my family members did signed up. 2 weeks before my...
    VolunteerFFL VolunteerFFL 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    Beging With The New Life - I want to be a legendary in the history ....!!
    ghalay ghalay 22-25, M Jun 21, 2013

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    Nothing To Lose - ok im 37 uk resident,4 beutifull children ,however hit a difficult time in my lifehoping this will be fruitfull challenging rewarding.which im sure will be,only...
    darrenarmstrong darrenarmstrong 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    I Am Stuck Here... - Hi everyone! I am 22 and I studying fine arts for 4 years but I need a four years to finish. I'm so bored to this. I want to be a soldier since my childhood...
    myesilyayla myesilyayla 22-25 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    I'm leaving the United States at the end of May to join the French Foreign Legion.
    SlopeRat1069 SlopeRat1069 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    I Have The Heart Of A Warrior. - I am Joining the French Foreign Legion. I am a US male who dreamed of being a warrior, I dreamed of being a warrior and doing a job that few could...
    soabdelj soabdelj 18-21, M 19 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I am 22 years old from the south of England and currently unemployed since December 2013. I previously joined the Grenadier Guards in the British Army when I was 18 but left after...
    JasonLeMasurier JasonLeMasurier 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 12

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    FFL - I'm planning on leaving for the french foreign legion 2014 February or March. I would like a travel partner but i could also do this alone. I live in Macon,Georgia so if...
    k8keman k8keman 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    First Malaysian Chinese Join The French Foreign Legion. - There's some of Malays in my country join the French Foreign Legion, no Malaysian Chinese like me, so I am the first join...
    ahboyfrommalaysia ahboyfrommalaysia 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    I Need This Chance - For 20 or so yrs i have not really felt like i belonged to anything , iv been in trouble with the police, loads of miner things, and im struggling to fit in...
    buggs43 buggs43 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Im Going To Join The Legion - its simple i need 2 do this for me now n change my life im 29 got a lovely daughter turning 6 n july i havnt seen her since her 3rd birthday n she...
    Deadeyenz Deadeyenz 26-30 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    French Foreign Legion - i will be leaving for Aubange in 2 weeks ( june 7,2012 ) to join the french foreign legion....i have been speaking with a recruiting oficer over there...
    brianp38 brianp38 36-40, M 3 Responses May 23, 2012

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    My Story And Questions - Hello there people my name is Paul I am 23years old and live in England And why I planning on joining the legion ... Sad but true and don't laugh I am...
    malesnowman malesnowman 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    So I Can Forget -  I need to throw away my cup of sorrows and forget: and the best way to do that, apparently, is to join the French Foreign Legion. The legion, founded in...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 36 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    I'm 19 and living in America. I live in a great place full of opportunity and opulence. I attend college at a great school and I have a car and a job. My life seems normal from the...
    wutsgood wutsgood 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Anyone Joining? - I'm seriously considering joining the legion next year 2013. Pretty pissed off with life, went bankrupted a year a go, pretty much left with **** all and need...
    Johnboy16v Johnboy16v 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    Important Question!!!!!!!!!! - Hello,I would like to ask when can you enlist to french foreign legion and start your training?Is there a specific month you can only enlist or you...
    PauliusL PauliusL 18-21 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

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    French Foreign Legion - I wana join im ex army and unlike most I'm serious, I have nothing here no family nothing, I wish I new if I was guaranteed entry, don't wana waste people's...
    Foxman79 Foxman79 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    India - Anybody from India serving or served in the Legion..?
    AanandM AanandM 26-30, M 1 Response