I Am Joining The French Foreign Legion

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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 recored (Drug Traffic. 7 yrs ago) so it's impossible for me to join any branch. My cousin and I had planned on joining the...
    MZ96 MZ96
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Apr 15, 2014


    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 know and we can arrange something. ta
    dogteeth dogteeth
    3 Responses May 2, 2011

    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 France were next on the agenda.  But my life path was not through the Legion.  Instead I returned home and...
    xxorama xxorama
    46-50, M
    Mar 30, 2012

    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 have turned to the ffl for the change.
    joe2515 joe2515
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2014
    djcops djcops
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    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 the world go by, I want to join because i want to make my a difference in life, and travel the world, also spending time learning...
    Drakkus Drakkus
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2012

    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 allowed in. I really want to go back in and I'm thinking the FFL is my answer...
    heyaaarnold heyaaarnold
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2013

    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. in fact I can doing it in my country (Turkey, don't prejudgment) but soldiers are laying and lazying in Turkish military...
    myesilyayla myesilyayla
    1 Response Jun 17, 2013

    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 few years to dislike the way this world works and find it harder and harder to interact with society, living a life that is empty of...
    qv123 qv123
    6 Responses Dec 20, 2011

    Im goin for the french foreign legion in june

    or july 2015 im currently 18yrs old and im 6'2 an about 200 pounds but i dont look fatty..still any sujjestion.? If some1 wants to join me i live in india.
    Jcryan101 Jcryan101
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2014


    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, after watching 'March or Die' then later I saw Van Dam' 'Legionnaire' in 1999 I think. Well, I have read books...
    Lambywolfy Lambywolfy
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2013


    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 anyone in the US needs a traveling buddy im set
    k8keman k8keman
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    Any one interested in joining in October

    or November? looking for a travel buddy,from the US let me know
    AlaskaAK AlaskaAK
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    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 today's society, i dont have any blood family and was brought up in care, and for a long time have always wanted to do...
    buggs43 buggs43
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    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 8 weeks as I hadn't prepared for it properly and had a death in the family whilst I was in training. I could have been a lot fitter but was...
    JasonLeMasurier JasonLeMasurier
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2014

    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 the FFL, no doubts there's a chance I can come back here alive, because I could deploy to the war zones. Well, after 5 years of service, I got my earned money...
    ahboyfrommalaysia ahboyfrommalaysia
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    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 something from life. Just turned 34 in October, pretty fit and strength pretty good for an old un!! I want to be really...
    Johnboy16v Johnboy16v
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    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 ....hiding from everyone ...it took me 7 hrs to come paris from london....i was just having lots of fun in london ...............but later i realized tat there is...
    rubinkhadka rubinkhadka
    7 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    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 planning on joining in about two years as I have to go to the gym to train as it will be a wasted trip going when your not 210...
    malesnowman malesnowman
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    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 can enlist at any time and you will be taken trough selection process?I am planning to join at April.Thank you.
    PauliusL PauliusL
    1 Response Nov 8, 2011

    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 to the FFL? The felony was for "grand theft" and "discharging a firearm in city limits" i am WANTED TO go in the next...
    martin333 martin333
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2011

    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 and decided that the legion may well be the place for me. I've said my goodbye's and handed in my notice in work. I leave...
    mjfphelan mjfphelan
    7 Responses Mar 8, 2011
    Emmanuel890 Emmanuel890
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    Beging With The New Life

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

    French Foreign Legion My Dream

    I am planning to join the famous French foreign legion it has been my dream sense i was 13. Im very fit. How fit well i came 2nd in my school cross country last year. I have been playing soccer for about 5 years now been in the top team for soccer for 3 years.im the right wing...
    Bob6865 Bob6865
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2012

    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 with these new immigration laws it would still be a lengthy process to join the army. Atleast that's one of the reasons I'm...
    Gotti35 Gotti35
    22-25, M
    May 4, 2013

    Im joining FFL in March 2014.

    i am 30 from Slovenia. Anyone else going in March?
    denisdeal denisdeal
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    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......i was hoping there was someone who wanted to go with me.....i will post my number for anyone who is dead serious....please...
    brianp38 brianp38
    36-40, M
    3 Responses May 23, 2012

    I am south African, I am 25

    and I am planning to join the french foreign legion sometime in 2015. If anyone has any info on this at all please advise. a travel buddy from SA would be great but I can do it on my own too. thanks :)
    8Gary9 8Gary9
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    I Am Goin To The Legion

    Like most of you. I too have many reasons to go over there and join an elite commando force I dont feel elite at my life now a lot of mistakes and many failures and regrets.the ffl offers a second chance a new identity and a new life.I thought about it since sept of 2012 after...
    auditt1 auditt1
    5 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    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
    12 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    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 little options. I have been giving a lot of thought and Im thinking this is the right thing to do. I am in pretty good shape and just quit...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

    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 thing im nervous about is the laguage barrier and some fitness issuesmental stress i am used to  so come the 23rd june...
    darrenarmstrong darrenarmstrong
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2011
    bloubakkie bloubakkie
    7 Responses Feb 14, 2015

    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 do, as an infantryman, a frontline fighter, the carrier of the US military's combat power. The US army's and Marine Corps' Infantry...
    soabdelj soabdelj
    18-21, M
    18 Responses May 23, 2010

    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 visa do i need
    Giela940 Giela940
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2013

    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 training to get alot fitter and preparing to join so i don't get disqualified. I am far from a rich man and have some issues i need to know...
    TheSouthPawSaint TheSouthPawSaint
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2012


    Anybody from India serving or served in the Legion..?
    AanandM AanandM
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

    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 time but I went to prison for supply of drugs in 2002 10 years ago. Some people say it will be ok some people say you won't...
    Foxman79 Foxman79
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    If i have a skydiver licence,

    will that help me at joining the French Foreign Legion? They could train me as a paratrooper. I heard that they accept only 10% of the volunteers. I will go kickboxing but i always did sports and im in a relatively good shape.
    gergo211 gergo211
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    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 High school graduation I was notified that I would not be walking. This Destroyed me because I was Enlisted to go to the...
    VolunteerFFL VolunteerFFL
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2013

    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 outside but in truth I can not live with myself. I live my life day after day after day. I just stopped caring. I'm failing...
    wutsgood wutsgood
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

    I'm leaving the United States at the end of May

    to join the French Foreign Legion.
    SlopeRat1069 SlopeRat1069
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014


    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 for their own self interest. at the end whats left. and empty jar, broken man, broken will.  I really want to...
    j9547267077 j9547267077
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2011
    IWantToRunAwayNow IWantToRunAwayNow
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2015

    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 05 2012  in the morning i will knock on the door like  so many befor me have.A quick story about me 30 years old not rich but made a good...
    robd01 robd01
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2012
    djcops djcops
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    Want To Join The Ffl

    I have been turned down by every military branch in the USA due to my criminal charges in the past..2000-burglary,and felony theft,2003-2 counts of burglary,2007-aiding an a betting fleeing in a motor vehicle and i also have 3 driving while drunk..So everything i have is old and...
    itisme1981 itisme1981
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2012

    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 have found civilian life unfulfilling. I have come to the decision to join the Foreign Legion, hopefully this year, in order...
    will1985uk will1985uk
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2013

    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. I am at the stage I really had no idea what to do and how to get my career back on track to win her back. I am in...
    l33tcharlie l33tcharlie
    36-40, M
    Oct 19, 2013

    Needing To Find Myself

    I am seriously considering the FFL and would like to speak with a legionnaire. I believe there isn't a better source of information than an individual who knows first-hand. I have serious considering to do being a father of 4. I feel there is a serious void in my life that can...
    longfoot918 longfoot918
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013
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