Camerone Day 2013

Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:00


On April 30, a delegation of the European Paratroopers Association will take part to the French Foreign Legion's traditional festival of Camerone in Aubagne, France. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of this solemn occasion. Every year on 30 April, the Foreign Legion celebrates Camerone Day, it's the most important day of the Legion calendar. The festival honors the 62 legionnaires led by Captain Jean Danjou who fought to the death in the battle of Camerone against a Mexican contigent of 2,000 men in 1863. This year our delegation will also visit the Musée de la Légion étrangère, that after has been closed for renovation, will re-open to the public on 30 April. The comrades interested to join the EPA delegation can contact the Association Staff no later than 15.04.13.