We arrived to Aubagne (Welcome to Hell) on a Thursday just a few hours before the selection of the new Rouges (Engage Volontaires). When we packed down, immediately we put down the psycho test.
Massif du Garlaban, Aubagne (wikipedia.org)
There were a few plan figures to turn into geometric bodies, than summation and multiplication sequences we had to calculate, and chose the right answer/answers from the four possibilities. Nothing special, but there were a few failures.
Those who failed any of the tests had chance to try again later in a few months.
The next test was the medical test. I knew that i’m healthy, but the injection test totally scared me, because i had a few allergic responses to a lot of things in my life, so i was a little surprised when the little picking stayed the same color and did not swell.
Camerone 2006 in !st Foreign Regiment (wikipwdia.org)
I’ve spent one week here. During this time we were working all around the regiment, or in our free time we stayed in the garden talking between us, or doing sports, making Mafias. Meanwhile this week i couldn’t find a Hungarian guy to make my own mafia so i was hanging out with German, Japanese and Irish guys.
The last test, maybe my favorite was the motivational test with the Military Police called as the Gestapo. The most of us were almost shitting in their pants from them. When they returned from the questioning they had different colors, as the normal. Even the black guys were turned white…
I had a good story for the police, and i passed a few questioning in Paris and in Aubagne too meanwhile the recruitment, so i was more curious than scared about the whole thing. And i knew that this is the last point of the selection, than in two days i will know if it’s in or out.