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Military Students Participate in “Cambrian Patrol” Exercise in United Kingdom for the First Time



CHISINAU, October 10, 2017 — National Army soldiers will participate, for the first time, in the military patrolling competition “Cambrian Patrol 2017” held in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, within October 10-21, 2017.

According to Commander-rector of the Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun”, Col. Sergiu Plop, at the exercise, the National Army will be represented by a team consisting of nine students from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years and a service member from the educational institution.

The source specified that the students trained for the competition at National Army military training centers and were trained and tested by service members from Northern Ireland. The training started in November last year and, during this period, the students carried out missions of orientation, patrol, research, river crossing, as well as first aid and casualty evacuation.

The rules of “Cambrian Patrol” exercise state that the participants must cover a distance of over 50 km on foot, carrying backpacks of about 40 kg, in less than 48 hours.

“Cambrian Patrol” was organized for the first time in 1960 in the region of Cambrian Mountains, on the west coast of Wales. The exercise is considered one of the most challenging and prestigious military events and aims to test the discipline and both mental and physical robustness.

This year, “Cambrian Patrol” will bring together teams of service members from 25 countries, among which Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine.


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