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US and French forces in Africa

Very calm and enjoyable short report about AA training with the froggies in Africa.
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How long has been since the United States and France held a joint military exercise?
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One week...
Seriously,they're training together on a regular basis for years now , iirc.
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The Van Doos in Afghanistan,

Seb, you'll love their French! "Van Doos" is an English bastardization of 22, as in "Royal 22e Régiment".

A day in the life of, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada:



Same unit, Buckingham Palace, WWII




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One week...
Seriously,they're training together on a regular basis for years now , iirc.
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Seb,

I'm not a specialist, but naturally...I have a story related to this...

The Foreign Legion was running a course similar to this along the border of Central African Republic and the Congo in 1993. It was also a week long but I only slept there one night.....my primary duty at that time was as a Detachment Commander at the Embassy.....not doing the fun infantry stuff.

I have done training at the Jungle Warfare Schools in Panama, Philippines, and the Northern Training Area in Okinawa. Personally I don't consider Okinawa as true jungle, it is only double canopy.

The intent behind the course in the C.A.R. was not to make you a specialist in jungle warfare but to get you 'comfortable' in that environment. From that perspective it was a success, small units can work on their Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures on their own time.

While eating the hairy caterpillar really sucked....overall it was a good introduction to working in a triple canopy environment run by a group of professional world class soldiers.

I'll see if I can dig up some pictures later on today.
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I'm going to have to wait until I get back to my mom's house. I don't have the pictures at my house. That was before I was married so during deployments all extra non deployable stuff was sent to mom.
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How long has been since the United States and France held a joint military exercise?
I was in the USMC and we trained with the French a lot in 1987
I did a Med Cruise
we also trained with the French Foreign Legion
I would think this is a regular occurrence for Med Cruises--as SubFrench says
we trained at a French base called Camp Conjours [ spelling ??! ]
IIRC, the Foreign Legion trained with us in Sardinia--they were great at camouflage --they weren't too far away from my mortar unit, and I couldn't see them
we had liberty at Toulon France
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CJ AND CJ2 are Camp Conjours [ spelling?] France-IIRC [ so long ago ]
...can SubFrench check spelling and location? I remember driving a long way from the coast, going up hills near many steep ravines and a lake ''nearby''
I never knew exactly where we were

CJ3002 same training area..I'm wearing headphones

COR002 is Corsica...believe it or not one of the air wing Marines asked if we wanted a photo op, because he said some Cobras were coming
the Cobras are the 2 dots above the camo
of course they zoomed over....I don't have that pic

this was long ago, I think those are the right pics
I know the Corsica and CJ3002 pic are correct for sure
we didn't have the high tech cameras back then, and I thought I took a lot more pics than what actually came out
a lot of my pics I got from other Marines with better cameras
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-camp de Canjuers, in the southern France , Provence-Alpes-cote d'azur.
In Corsica , camp Raffali .

So , no big deal with the spelling , excepted for your "Subfrench"
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-camp de Canjuers, in the southern France , Provence-Alpes-cote d'azur.
In Corsica , camp Raffali .

So , no big deal with the spelling , excepted for your "Subfrench"
hahhaha... I just glanced real quick at the name --is pardon the correct term?
thanks for the reply and answer
we landed in Corsica by chopper and some citizen was playing the USA national anthem and waving the US Flag.. [ salute to him ]
then we humped a 'long' way across the island to that area where my pic was
I don't remember any camp buildings in Corsica..I guess we stayed on the outskirts
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