Hostage rescue Djibouti from http://foreignlegion.info/

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Thank You for sharing this story.Its always good to learn some more about FFL's history.
 

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Lt Doucet, mentioned in the article, later served as a captain in my old regiment. That was before ‘my time’, but Anciens told me.
 

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Thanks for the link, Voltigeur. Always interested in reading these little history tid-bits... sure a proud moment. The whole operations was all of... twenty minutes too! (At least, the actual deployment of said operation.)
 

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It was because of this that the 3 sion 3 cie of the 13 was designated sion sniper, due to the embarrassment of having to call in support. I was there 86 -88 with a few other miscreants on this board.
 

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Loyada is like a 10 minute drive from where I am at.
 

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It was because of this that the 3 sion 3 cie of the 13 was designated sion sniper, due to the embarrassment of having to call in support. I was there 86 -88 with a few other miscreants on this board.
Also, known under the less ‘glorious’ name of “section chaude-pisseâ€￾, the “clap platoonâ€￾ ;). Back in the late 70's /early 80's.
 

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The lads of the REP 2nd Coy did well that day! But they also had sardines backing them up and watching their six! A classic case of Legion all arms working together!
Sure, but let's not forget either the instrumental role played that day by GIGN.
 

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Film, "The intervention", (a franco belge production) can now be seen on screen (have just watched the trailer)
 
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