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is a title which has been used by a small number of military units composed of foreign volunteers.
It usually refers to the French Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion is a unique military service wing of the French Army established in 1831. The foreign legion was exclusively created for foreign nationals willing to serve in the French Armed Forces...
, part of the French Army established in 1831.
It can also refer to:
- Foreign volunteers
The armed forces of many nations have, at one time or another, used foreign volunteers who are motivated by political, ideological or other considerations to join a foreign army. These may be formed into units of a given nationality or may be formed into mixed nationality foreign units. Sometimes...
, a general term for troops joining a foreign army
- Mahal (Israel), Israeli equivalent of the foreign legion
- Russian Foreign Legion
- Spanish Legion
The Spanish Legion , formerly Spanish Foreign Legion, is an elite unit of the Spanish Army and Spain's Rapid Reaction Force. Founded as the Tercio de Extranjeros , it was originally intended as a Spanish equivalent of the French Foreign Legion, but in practice it recruited almost exclusively...
, a quasi-independent unit of the Spanish Army originally intended as an equivalent to the French Foreign Legion
- Brigade of Gurkhas
The Brigade of Gurkhas is the collective term for units of the current British Army that are composed of Nepalese soldiers. The brigade, which is 3,640 strong, draws its heritage from Gurkha units that originally served in the British Indian Army prior to Indian independence, and prior to that of...
, light infantry unit of the British Army largely manned by ethnic Nepali.
The title Foreign Legion has been applied commonly but unofficially
- Royal Dutch East Indies Army (KNIL), informally known as "Dutch Foreign Legion" (1830–1950)
- Rhodesian Light Infantry
The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry, commonly the Rhodesian Light Infantry , was a regiment formed in 1961 at Brady Barracks, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia as a light infantry unit within the army of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland...
, informally known as "Rhodesian Foreign Legion" (1961–1980)
- International Legion
The International Legion was created in Italy by Giuseppe Garibaldi, on October 5, 1860 - in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Volturnus , where the forces of the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies were decisively broken....
, created in 1860 by Giuseppe Garibaldi
- International brigades
The International Brigades were military units made up of volunteers from different countries, who traveled to Spain to defend the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939....
, of the Spanish Civil War
- Recruited Foreigners Regiment, Värvat främlingsregemente
Värvat Främlingsregemente , was a Swedish Army infantry regiment organised in Poland in the early 18th century.- History :...
, Swedish Regiment made up of Polish deserters during the Great Northern War
- Foreign Legion (band)
Foreign Legion was a punk band from South Wales, often referred to as the longest running punk group in Wales.-1984–1991:Foreign Legion formed in 1984 from the ashes of a band called Society . The band released their first EP on their own label 'Rent a Racket'. Their first full-length album...
, a punk band from South Wales
- Foreign Legion (album)
Foreign Legion was the third studio album by Murfreesboro, TN band Fluid Ounces.The album marked a turning point for Fluid Ounces. The band had separated from Spongebath Records, and both founding members Brian Rogers and Ben Morton had left in 1999 to pursue other interests...
, an album by Murfreesboro
- Foreign Legion (Tin Hat album), an album by Tin Hat
Tin hat can refer to:* A waterproof hat made of oil-finished cloth, traditionally associated with those who work outdoors in rainy conditions such as loggers* Kettle hat, part of medieval armour...
- Foreign Legion (hip hop crew)
The story of Foreign Legion began in the bay area in the late nineties where rappers Prozack Turner and Marc Stretch were both pursuing their careers as emcees separately...
, a hip hop crew from Oakland, California
- Foreign Legion (wrestling)
La Legión Extranjera is the main Asistencia, Asesoría y Administración heel group, though loosely affiliated. It's a catch all for one time and irregularly scheduled foreign heels, working as Konnan's hired guns as well as a number of AAA regular Rudós...
, a loosely affiliated group in Mexican wrestling