The questioning had place in the Gestapo building with a Sergent-Chef, who talked four languages: Ukrainian, German, English and French. He had a surgical mask on his face, used to scare me.
This test is one of the scariest tests for a young volunteer. It is possible that you go in the office, and the audio version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf is waiting for you. For me it wouldn’t be a problem, but for a few black and jewish guy it could brake the balls.
They ask you questions about your life before, your family, addictions, if you drink or smoke illegal stuff. They tell you that you are gay, and the legion doesn’t need you, you’re weak, why don’t you know the military machines from the poster on the office wall and other stuff like this, why don’t you speak french if you want to be a legionnaire. There is a drugs test too.
You can say whatever you want, because they don’t know anything about you, but it’s not good to lie here. They’re knowing well the body language.
The Dark Portal
If you don’t speak french they’ll get you a translator. I think there is no need to be stressed, even if the black guys come out white after the interview. Everyone of us and them passed the same test. It is for a good reason. Helps the Legion to chose the future members, who are capable execute the orders they say.
After the questioning i signed my five year contract.
This week Thursday they selected the Rouges (Reds), i was the 13th. This day we cut down our hairs to zero and took over all our military stuffs.
The new Victims. Only 2 of 10 makes it through…
As a Rouge you stay one week here, doing the last medical tests and vaccinations, giving guard at the night and cleaning the C.S.I. building.
The next week, Friday morning they took us to Castlenaudary, 4eme Regiment Etranger, a school regiment, where they’re forming the future legionnaires. This is the place where the real training starts, probably the hardest four months in every young soldier’s life.
Castelnaudary. Our home for the 4 months basic training. Picture from francia-idegenlegio.blog.hu
PS: The most of the people i was talking to were interested about the recruitment, so i tried to help you with these English articles. The basic training is a totally different experience for all of us, so i’ll present you in a form of a diary, in Hungarian. Stay tuned, and follow us on our Facebook profile to: https://www.facebook.com/Four-Boars-Garage-525430577549537/timeline/