"Armies - a legionnaire steals an armored vehicle in order to desertOf course, the more informed among you already figured out that this is no desertion under the cover of a French military exercise, but a crucial part of said exercise and a pivotal strategy of the French Etat-Major : Retreat By Any Means Available and Evade Capture.
(...) At the end of military exercises at the Camp de Sissone (Aisne) Wednesday night, the soldier sneaked an armored vehicle (VAB) generally used for the transport of troops.
At the wheel of the imposing vehicle — 6 meters long and close to 3 meters wide — the legionnaire drove for nearly 40 Km to get to the town of Reims, where the closest railway station could be found (...)
Thursday morning, the VAB was discovered right in the center of town, carefully parked in front of a shop, on a (legal) car park place."
As of Friday [the legionnaire] was still on the run.We can call the operation a full success and give the guy his Monkey Tail1 — If he ever comes back.