In Biggles Foreign Legionnaire, Destin was a legionnaire serving in the French Foreign Legion who Ginger encountered at the Legion training centre in Zebit, Algeria. Destin was so called by fellow legionnairs because he had that French word meaning "Fate" tattooed across his forehead. Probably a Frenchman, he had been banished from France for 10 years after serving a prison sentence for killing a man in a brawl but had chosen to serve out his time in the Legion. He was cheerful and helpful and, by the time Ginger met him, had become a good soldier who was loyal to his Regiment.