Why would someone join the French Foreign Legion? - Page 4




 
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June 12th, 2012  
ExRAed
 
Well I have a hearing test coming up soon at my local med centre so Ill know how bad my hearing is then its june 18th so next monday hopfully my hearing won't to be too bad and ill see if there is anything I can do to improve It?before I take my chances in the legion
June 13th, 2012  
42RM
 
Good luck mate
June 14th, 2012  
ExRAed
 
Thank you my lord I hopw its not that bad that ill be turned away at the door for the legion what gets me annoyed is the damnable ringing in my ear it never goes away but that's adifferent ill have to face later on right now is the time to make amends and repair what hearing is left in my left ear.
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June 16th, 2012  
Imakuni
 
 
Question: is your previous academic preparation somehow taken into account when joining?
If so, I'd say it's probably ppl who had to decide between a career and the armed forces and are now looking for that experience.
June 16th, 2012  
captiva303
 
 
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Originally Posted by brinktk

Good luck, but I might suggest looking into the ADF. They are accepting lateral transfers from the US and commonwealth in specific low strength areas and I'm pretty sure artillery is one of those areas...might be worth looking at.
STA is especially in demand. That entire trade has virtually been made redundant after the long overdue tech upgrade. Heaps STA blokes are being sent over to the US to be trained on the new systems. But there are severe shortfalls with experienced leadership. So they are really after people like you.

I am very new to the corps but its seems being hard of hearing is a prerequisite. Couldn't see it stopping you.
August 6th, 2012  
timothylee
 
I have been wondering about joining the french foreign legion i am almost fifteen, and i will graduate highschool before i am 18. there are 3 reason i am joining the ffl


1.the ffl is the elite and i want them to work me to death.

2.speaking foreign languages.

3.To have a new start in life.

could any former ffl tell me about it please?
August 6th, 2012  
-- Dusty
 
 
Let me get this straight-
You want a new start in life.
And you're 15....?

15?

And you want a "new" start in life?

You have life before you right now, kid. Keep your nose clean and in the books. Stay in school, pull good grades, don't do drugs or break the law, and you'll have the world before you, waiting.
August 7th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by -- Dusty
Let me get this straight-
You want a new start in life.
And you're 15....?

15?

And you want a "new" start in life?

You have life before you right now, kid. Keep your nose clean and in the books. Stay in school, pull good grades, don't do drugs or break the law, and you'll have the world before you, waiting.
Good advice, I reckon he's been reading too many boys own books.
August 7th, 2012  
Freyja
 
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Originally Posted by timothylee
I have been wondering about joining the french foreign legion i am almost fifteen, and i will graduate highschool before i am 18. there are 3 reason i am joining the ffl


1.the ffl is the elite and i want them to work me to death.
Elite? compared to what?

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Originally Posted by timothylee
2.speaking foreign languages.
Go to any major city in the U.S. There are certainly areas where they speak a foreign language

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Originally Posted by timothylee
3.To have a new start in life.
Then start by doing something for others instead of being self-centered like other teenagers.

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Originally Posted by timothylee
could any former ffl tell me about it please?
Probably, but why? You have a whole library full of information on this topic.

Take Dusty's advice.

PS. If you had been older, I would have said: Get sober and the world will look better tomorrow.
August 7th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
If you want to join the military why not join your own, the pay and conditions will be better, and if you want a challenge then join one of your top units, mind you getting in wont be easy. Also in many of these units there is always a chance of studying other languages as the army is always on the move
 


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