[Question] Question about Les pionniers

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Bonjour encore !

I have a question about les pionniers and their beards. In this video clip the legionnaires are wearing a very full beard while other men's beards appear to be trimmed. Are there any rules about how long or full a beard that a pioneer can wear?

Merci pour votre aide.

Tom
 

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Bonjour encore !

I have a question about les pionniers and their beards. In this video clip the legionnaires are wearing a very full beard while other men's beards appear to be trimmed. Are there any rules about how long or full a beard that a pioneer can wear?

Merci pour votre aide.

Tom
Hi Tom,

I don't think there is any laid down rules on that subject. I worked with two pionniers as jail wardens in 5RE. Both had short beards, they used to be painters in 1 RE. I know that the day after the St Barbe they both shaved off their beards. It was in the beginning of December, an old tradition I believe. Maybe Martin can throw some light on this.
 
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Hi Tom,

I don't think there is any laid down rules on that subject. I worked with two pionniers as jail wardens in 5RE. Both had short beards, they used to be painters in 1 RE. I know that the day after the St Barbe they both shaved off their beards. It was in the beginning of December, an old tradition I believe. Maybe Martin can throw some light on this.
Joe I was never a pioneer brother. Assault Pioneer in a former life but never in the Legion.
 

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