The rugby team i play for has quite a few ex and currently serving army lads.
I am looking to join the armed forces in the next year once i finish my studies at FE College.
One of the lads is ex foreign legion.. a deserter i reckon ( he says he got chucked out for bad french) and another one of the lads dads has been in the FFL for about 10 years.
Thing i want to know is what is pay like in the Foreign legion... ex legion guy reckons that i should join the FFL as he says they were making approx 3000 euros a month.
Now i did a bit of digging on the Foreign Legion website and couldnt seem to find anything that mentioned being paid anything near this amount of cash. But i could be very very wrong.
The reason i am enquiring is that i am actually at the moment half considering it, especially considering the British Army boys are reccomending the FFL over the British Army.
So can someone clear up the pay rumour?
the basik pay in FFL is a bit over than the minimal salary in france..which is about 1200 eu p/m...exept the parashute regiment where you can earn about 1800 p/m...
Otherwise your salary can icrease until 3000 euros in diferent mision,but dont forgeth that misions are temporery and after end of this delay you will get back in france and to the basis salary range...
About prefereing FFL to the British army,you should think about all asoects...
In your country you can folow a good careere and if you want to join special forces,,,
In FFL you can see the diferent kind of army,friends and adventures but the foreigner are not alowed to the french special forces...
hope i could help mate...
Anybody know what a deuxieme pump is on these days?
T'was something stupid like 1500F when I joined.Everybody got mega ripped off by chef de section and we finished Castel with about 1000F. Bargain
Just an observation but if pay and financial reward is a high consideration for joining any military then I suggest soldiering isn't for you.
When i was there pay was 3200 france per month now as i understand it basic pay for 2eme classe fresh from castel its around 950 euro and month ,minus the various section, company and unit donations!!!
if its pay you are going for forget mate!!!! join for other reasons ok but not money!!!
That's a big jump from £150 a month to £950 a month! What's your mle? Mine's 184***. That's a big jump in earnings. Socrates, was that 3200F or Euro's month?