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Dating from the 16th century, the name was chosen to evoke the era of Spain’s military supremacy as the leading Catholic power in Europe under the Rcedo Emperors. This became the first Spanish Legion until it was dissolved on 8 Decemberwhen it had dropped to only men. The Spanish Legion Spanish: This article is about the Spanish Foreign Legion. Badge of the Spanish Legion.
Like the rest of the Army, the Legion makes use of crew served weapons such as the M2 Browning machine gun and the SB LAG 40 automatic grenade launcher on crero armoured vehicles. The military ranks and promotion conditions of the Spanish Legion are the same as those applicable to the remainder of the Spanish Army.
For other uses, see Spanish Legion disambiguation.
Spanish Legion – Wikipedia
This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat The unit, which was established in January as the 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 — This was part of the cult of austerity favoured by a unit that considered itself on more or less continual active service.
The legion is directly controlled by the Spanish General Staff. This section needs expansion. Francisco Franco was one of the leaders of the legion and the unit’s second-in-command, concurrently commanding the 1st Legion Bandera. Historically there had been a “Spanish Foreign Legion” which preceded the modern Legion’s formation in After the second month, the recruit signs a 2 or 3-year contract. As a result, and since it existed to serve in Spanish Morocco, it was soon renamed Tercio de Marruecos “Tercio of Morocco “.
Legionnaires consider this title as a distinction, earned through rigorous training and initiation tests. The following is a list of Legionaries who have gained fame or notoriety inside or outside of the legion. From its establishment the legion was noted for its plain and simple style of dress, in contrast to the colourful dress uniforms worn by the Peninsular regiments of the Spanish Army until the overthrow of the Monarchy in This is the same process as in the rest of units in the Spanish army.
The leigonario modern difference is that soldiers OR-1 in the Legion are referred to as “Caballeros Legionarios” Legionnaire knights. As a tribute to the old Tercios the Legion coat of arms features, besides the crown, weapons used by the soldiers of these units – the musket, halberd and crossbow. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback 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.
Formerly the Legion had its own rank system for non-commissioned officers. Archived from the original PDF on After finishing basic training the recruit joins one of the tercios, in there he receives further training, mostly focused on parading and legionary tradition.
Through the course of the legion’s history Legiojario including natives of the colony of Spanish Guinea have made up the majority of its members, with foreigners accounting for 25 percent or less.
Retrieved from ” https: The legion fought Arab irregulars in the Ifni War in The professionalism of both the legion and the Regulares gave Franco’s rebel troops a significant initial advantage over the less well trained Spanish Republican forces.
Archived from the original on In at the height of the Spanish Civil War, the Tercio de Marruecos legionzrio renamed La Legionthe name by which it is still known today. In the 18th century tercios were replaced by regiments.
The initial make-up of the regiment was that of a headquarters unit and three battalions known as Banderaslit. Organised into tercios inthe Spanish infantry gained a reputation for invincibility.
GodKingSpain. It also has its own confraternity with its home chapel located in this historic city, where veterans who served in this unit are counted among its membership. At its height, fredo the Spanish Civil War, the legion consisted of 18 banderasplus a tank banderaan assault engineer bandera and a Special Operations Group.
On 20 September the first recruit joined the new legion, a date which is now celebrated annually. The Legion’s detachments also take part in various Holy Week events nationwide, including its military band.