Nothing to do? Each day you are welcome to TFB’s selection of photo highlights. If you’re lucky you may learn something on the way. Today’s Photo Of The Day includes soldiers from the French Foreign Legion with their short Heckler & Koch HK416 rifles in the jungle.
Machine-translated from the caption made by 3e Régiment étranger d’infanterie (French):
Last week, the Army Plungers Group (GPAT) of 2e REP and the Landed Engagement Assistance Section (SAED) of 3e REI carried out a forest combat training sequence at CEFE. The groups were able to practice Immediate Action Techniques (IAT) in the equatorial environment for four days.
Typical reaction schemes and simplified action procedures, TAIs make it possible to avoid paralysis under fire which would prove fatal in this confined environment. Particularly appropriate for small teams, they multiply the strength of the group by simultaneously engaging all arms with a view to regaining the ascendancy.
GPAT and SAED were able to train in these simple techniques for which speed of execution is synonymous with efficiency, thanks to the ancient legionary pedagogy: repetition to perfection. Selva!
At least the water is warm.
Diving with a helmet – probably not the most comfortable thing in the world.
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Green or red smoke, what’s your preference?
You can find the French Foreign Legion here: https://www.legion-etrangere.com/
Photo source: 3e Régiment étranger d’infanterie.