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Army lad ‘missing’ for two months found serving in secretive French Foreign Legion | BBC News
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Army lad ‘missing’ for two months found serving in secretive French Foreign Legion | BBC News

A SOLDIER missing for two months has been found — in the French Foreign Legion.

Former soldier Charles Luck, 20, told his family he was starting work as a gamekeeper in the South of France in June.

But he volunteered for the Legion in Paris instead and was sent for training. However he unwittingly signed up for five years and had his phone and passport confiscated. When he failed to return home in August as planned his family raised the alarm — sparking a massive police manhunt.

They feared the worst when told his bank cards had not been used since he left. But they finally got a call last week from Charles saying he was OK.

He had managed to buy a phone when let out of barracks for the first time near the southern town of Castelnaudary.

Source: Army lad ‘missing’ for two months found serving in secretive French Foreign Legion | BBC News