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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On 20 September the first recruit joined the new legion, a date which is now celebrated annually.

Spanish Legion

For other uses, see Spanish Legion disambiguation. This legoonario the first Spanish Legion until it was dissolved on 8 Decemberwhen it had dropped to only men. The military ranks and promotion conditions of the Spanish Crrdo are the same as those applicable to the remainder of the Spanish Army. In the original Tercio de Extranjeros there were, amongst others, one Chinese, three Japanese, one Maltese, one Russian, and one black American.

From its establishment the legion was noted for its plain and simple style of dress, in contrast to the colourful dress uniforms worn by the Peninsular regiments of the Spanish Army until the overthrow of the Monarchy in Francisco Franco was one of the leaders of the legion and the unit’s second-in-command, concurrently commanding the 1st Legion Bandera. The basic weapons used by the Legion are the same as those used by the rest of the Spanish Army.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the modern legion uniform is the khaki “gorrillo” cap or ” chapiri “, with red hanging tassel and piping.


Wikimedia Commons has crefo related to Spanish Legion. By the end of the Rif War it had expanded and again changed its name, to the “Spanish Legion”, with several “tercios” as sub-units.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Historically there had been a “Spanish Foreign Legion” which preceded the cdedo Legion’s formation in Today, acceptance to the Spanish Legion is based on the following criteria: ,egionario the course of the legion’s history Spaniards including natives of the colony of Spanish Guinea have made up the majority of its members, with foreigners accounting for 25 percent or less.

The modern legion has the same camouflage dress for active service and ordinary duties as the rest of the Spanish Army but retains the unique, sage green Tropical uniform for semi-formal barrack dress and as the basis of Legion parade uniform. For instance, the Legion adopted the regimental designation of tercio in memory of the 16th-century Spanish infantry formations that had toppled nations and terrorized the battlefields of Europe in the days of Charles V.

It includes basic military skills, forced marches and a creo assault course.

Following the Francoist victory inthe legion was reduced in size and returned to its bases in Spanish Morocco. The Army of Africa remained an elite spearhead, until the expansion of the rebel armies after April led to the legion and Moroccan units being distributed across several fronts.

After the second month, the recruit signs a 2 or 3-year contract. The professionalism of both the legion and the Regulares gave Franco’s rebel troops a significant initial advantage over the less well trained Spanish Republican forces.


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It is played by the military bands and bugle bands of the Legion at the regulation beats that it exclusively uses. The Spanish Legion Spanish: Legionnaires consider this title as a distinction, earned through rigorous training and initiation tests. Each battalion was in turn made up of a headquarters company, two rifle companies and a machine gun company.

The initial make-up of the regiment was that of a headquarters unit and three battalions known as Banderaslit. On 17 JuneLegion units opened fire and killed between two and eleven demonstrators at the Zemla neighbourhood in El AaiunSpanish Saharamodern day Western Sahara.

The legion units deployed in Iraq were involved in several operations against the insurgency.

The legion is directly controlled by the Spanish General Staff. Formerly the Legion had its own rank system for non-commissioned officers.

The Legion’s detachments also take part in various Holy Week events nationwide, including its military band. This is the same process as in the rest crfdo units in the Spanish army.

The incident, which came known as the Zemla Intifadahad a significant influence on pushing the Sahrawi anticolonial movement into embarking on an armed struggle which continues, though Spain has long since abandoned the territory and handed it over to Morocco.

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