Juan Antonio Muñoz Mendez, Charli Serra, Jose Antonio Cadrecha Garcia and 30 others like this. Comments. Juan Sanchez En melilla e estado yo 23 mese. See more of Supervivencia Policial Reactiva on Facebook. Log In. Forgot account? or. Create New Account. Not Now. Supervivencia Policial Reactiva. volunteers in the tercio came to be known as “caballeros legionarios,” and Millán Astray prepared for them a special honor code, the “credo legionario.

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Organised into tercios inthe Spanish infantry gained a reputation for invincibility. Two other independent tercios are deployed in the Spanish African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla as part of their respective garrisons. In the 18th century tercios were replaced by regiments.

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There is no equivalent word in English. Historically there had been a “Spanish Foreign Legion” which preceded the modern Legion’s formation in On 20 September the first recruit joined the new legion, a date which is now celebrated annually. The initial make-up of the regiment was that of a headquarters unit and three battalions known as Banderaslit.

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. 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.

The following is a list of Legonario who have gained fame or notoriety inside or outside of the legion. Badge of the Spanish Legion. It includes basic military skills, forced legionqrio and a stringent assault course.

For other uses, see Spanish Legion disambiguation. Banderas 12 to 18 were considered independent units and never served as part of the additional tercios into which the legion was organised. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Spanish Legion. It was raised in the s to serve as part of Legjonario Army of Africa. This is the same process as in the rest of units in the Spanish army. The Spanish Legion Spanish: This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat This ctedo needs additional citations for verification.


In October units of both the legion and the Regulares were brought to Spain by the Republican Government to help put down a workers revolt legionaio the area of Asturias. The only modern difference is that soldiers OR-1 in the Legion are referred to as “Caballeros Legionarios” Legionnaire knights.

Contrary to usual military practice, Legionaries are allowed to sport beards and are permitted to wear their uniforms, both traditional and service, open at the chest. The basic weapons used by the Legion are the same as those used by the rest of the Spanish Army.

The unit, which was established in January as ceedo Spanish equivalent of the French Foreign Legionwas initially known as the Tercio de Extranjeros ” Tercio of foreigners”the name under which it began fighting in the Rif War of — 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 cfedo for semi-formal barrack dress and as the basis of Legion parade uniform.

The legion fought in Morocco in the War of the Rif to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Each battalion was in turn made up of a headquarters company, two rifle companies and legionarioo machine gun company.

You can help by adding to it. Its purpose was lefionario provide a corps of professional troops to fight in Spain’s colonial campaigns in North Africa, in place of conscript units that were proving ineffective.

Spanish Legion

As a result, and since it existed to serve in Spanish Morocco, it was soon renamed Tercio de Marruecos “Tercio of Morocco “. At its height, during the Spanish Civil War, the legion consisted of 18 banderasplus a tank banderaan assault engineer bandera and a Special Operations Group.

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This article is about the Spanish Foreign Legion. It is played legionarik the military bands and bugle bands of the Legion at the regulation beats that it exclusively uses. This Legion fought for the fortified bridge of Arrigorriaga on 11 September Dating from the 16th century, the name was chosen to evoke the era legjonario Spain’s military supremacy as the leading Catholic power in Europe under the Habsburg Emperors.


After the second month, the recruit signs a 2 or 3-year contract.

Like the rest of the Army, the Legion makes use of crew served weapons such as the Lehionario Browning machine gun and the SB LAG 40 automatic grenade launcher on their armoured vehicles.

The legion fought Arab irregulars in the Ifni War in When Morocco gained its independence in the legion continued in existence as part of the garrison of the remaining Spanish enclaves and territories in North Africa. After finishing basic training the recruit joins one of the tercios, in there he receives further training, mostly focused on parading and legionary tradition.

The members of this unit, who were volunteers from other banderas of the legion, received training in: As a tribute to the old Tercios the Legion coat of arms features, besides the crown, lehionario used by the soldiers of these units – the musket, halberd and crossbow. His style and attitude would become part of the mystique of the legion. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Although it recruited some foreigners mostly from Spanish-speaking nations, it recruited predominantly from Spaniards. On 17 JuneLegion units opened fire and killed between two and eleven demonstrators at the Zemla neighbourhood in El AaiunSpanish Legionxriomodern day Western Sahara. Um brasileiro na linha de frente, em defesa do Ocidente Portuguese Edition: Archived copy as title Webarchive template vredo links Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Articles containing Spanish-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles to be expanded from August All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes Commons category link from Wikidata Articles with Spanish-language external links.