I made several research but I didn't find any statistic about the composition of the Spanish foreign legion. A short section on these archaic terms used by the Legión, perhaps with a reference to the halberd, crossbow and musket in the unit's badge, might be appropriate. In this case the translation is "abroad". To enlarger click on to photo repeat to shrink, The Third "Tercio" of the  La Legion, "Don Juan de Austria" ( Sahara Spanish and later in the Canary Islands). There has been much confusion—even today—in the English speaking countries over the Spanish title for this military unit "La Legion Extranjera" which roughly translates in English as "The Legion of Foreigners". The regiment's initial location was at the Cuartel del Rey en Ceuta on the Plaza de Colón. The Spanish title actually should be translated in English as "The Legion to serve abroad". The Spanish Foreign Legion was formed by royal decree of King Alfonso XIII on January 28, 1920, with the Minister of War José Villalba Riquelme stating, "With the designation of Foreigners Regiment there will be created an armed military unit, whose recruits, uniform and regulations by which they should be governed will be set by the minister of war." In the 1920s the Spanish Foreign Legion's five battalions were filled primarily by native Spaniards (since foreigners were not easy to recruit) with most of its foreign members coming from the now independent Republic of Cuba. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:49, 25 September 2010 (UTC). It's about the enrollment of two French volunteers in North Africa. INFORMATION. The unit, which was established in January 1920 as the Span Spanish Legion 501 49 Members / 49 Profiles. The Spanish Legion is currently deployed mainly in the Spanish African enclaves, namely Ceuta and Melilla but also in Ronda and Almería in Andalusia. And why not, for instance, the French invasion of 1822 to restore Ferdinand VII as an absolutist monarch and Philip V's Flemish regiments? To carry/ to bear aloft in procession?". "Returns" would probably suffice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:29, 17 December 2009 (UTC), This article could be improved by adding a list of all nationalities that served in the Spanish Legion since 1920. The Spanish Legion's first major campaign, for which they are still famous, was in Spanish North Africa. There have been over the centuries many foreign units in Spaniard service, for instance the Walloon Guards, the Swiss regiments and even the so-called Royal Legion, a monarchist French emigré unit in the 1790s. On September 20 the first recruit joined the new Legion; this date is celebrated yearly. This is reflected in the Spanish version of the article already. I will try to place a Request for Comments and contact people previously involved with the article too. GodGDDLoL (godgddlol) TheLimeBall (thelimeball_bast298) Lists. The initial make-up of the regiment was that of a headquarters unit and three battalions (known as Banderas, or "flags"). 28/33 GEONOSIS "The Foreigners' Regiment" would be rendered asTercio de los Extranjeros.). I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). The Legion had several mascots during its history, such as monkeys, chickens, capercaillies, wild boars, barbary sheep (Spanish, Legion Brigade "HM King Alfonso VII" with headquarters in Viator, Almeria and the 4th Legion Tercio and 2nd Legion Cavalry Reconnaissance Group in Ronda, Malaga, 3rd Legion Tercio "Don Juan de Austria" (Viator), 4th Legion Tercio "Alejandro Farnesio" (Ronda), 10th Legion Bandera "Millan Astray", 2nd Legion Cavalry Reconnaissance Group (Ronda), 2nd Legion Campaign Artillery Group (Viator), Engineers Unit of the Legion (Viator), 2nd Legion Logistics Group (Viator), Legion Communications Coy.