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Like all overseas ( outre-mer ) units, the 13 e DBLE was composed in part of permanent and in another part of units in short duration ( French : mission de courte durée, MCD ) of four months. The particularity of this Phalange Magnifique was that unit's personnel in MCD are almost all issued from the French Foreign Legion . The vast desert spaces and facilities of inter-arm cooperation allowed a qualitative training of various units. Accordingly, units were able to further specialize their desert combat functions.

The most decorated regiment in the Foreign Legion, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment ( 3 ème ) is heir to the Marching Regiment of the Foreign Legion ( ) created in 1915. [4] The distinguished itself during the siege of de Belly-en-Santerre, on July 4, 1916; then found glory on September 14, 1918 during the piercing of the Hidenberg Line, under orders of regimental commander Lieutenant-Colonel Rollet , the father of the Legion. [4] With 9 citations earned at the orders of the armed forces during the World War I , the obtained the double fourragère with ruban colors of the Legion of Honour and the Croix de guerre 1914-1918 . [4]

Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2017.
Bob passed away peacefully with his beloved wife Valerie by his side. Loving father of Anette (Charles) Young, Leif Ahlbeck, Cheryl (Chad) Ward, Ray (Tanya) Agnew, Later-in-Life father of Barb Gracey, Dan Pye, Nathan (Terri) Pye, and Amberly (Jason) Pick. Loving and fun-loving, Grandad of Falynn (Paul), Caelen, Tylor, Justin, Alex, Taylor, Emma, and Piper. Great Grandad of Aurora. Bob was predeceased by his brother Darlow.
Bob lived life on his own terms; spending time with family was his highest priority. He also enjoyed playing pool and shuffleboard at the Legion, the occasional golf game with his buddies, and getting together with friends over a beer or three. Bob took on a variety of roles within the Legion, consistently working towards the best interests of the members. His sense of humour was always in evidence, and if you stopped in for a visit you would be welcomed with a smile, a beer (if you liked Export!) and always the possibility of a mini chocolate bar. Bob fought the good fight over the last 2 years, and the family would like to recognize the wonderful care he received from Dr. Greg Stewart, Dr. Jennifer MacMillan, and the Home Care nurses – in particular Heather, Tonya, and Sarah, who have all become honorary members of our family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion 21 Veterans Way, Huntsville on Saturday January 6, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 .
Memorial Gifts to Huntsville Hospice would be welcomed.
Arrangements are entrusted to Billingsley Funeral Home.