Updated at 17:19,07-01-2021

Belarusian paratroopers win military competition in UK

Alyaksandr Helahayeu, belsat.eu

Belarusian paratroopers win military competition in UK
Photo: www.army.mod.uk
A team of Belarusian servicemen from the 103rd airborne brigade took part in the international military competition “The Cambrian Patrol” in the UK for the first time in its history and won the competition.

In 2018, 137 teams from 37 countries took part in the competition. Usually every third team does not even reach the finish line.

Belarusian paratroopers win military competition in UK

Photo from competition site, www.army.mod.uk

During the competition, soldiers need to walk over 60 kilometers off-road — in the mountains, swamps and forests. Moreover, the competition takes place in a cold and wet British autumn.

On the way, the team have to perform a variety of tactical tasks — reconnaissance, first aid, overcoming water obstacles, acting in conditions of chemical, bacteriological or radiation contamination of the terrain, adjusting artillery fire.

Belarusian paratroopers win military competition in UK

Photo from competition site, www.army.mod.uk

At the same time, the weight of equipment and weapons of each serviceman is approximately 25 kilograms, and the use of electronic means, like mobile phones, computers, navigation devices, is prohibited. Only a map and a compass are allowed.

Belarusian paratroopers win military competition in UK

UK Embassy in Belarus congratulated our soldiers on victory

The competition has been held since 1959 in the mountainous region of British Wales, at the Sennybridge range.

Usually, only 5% of the teams receive the highest rating of the “Cambrian Patrol”, which Belarusians now have, the official website of the UK Department of Defense notes.