The battalion was founded on December 20, 1964 in Bien Bach commune, Thoi Binh district, in the Southernmost province of Ca Mau. With its outstanding feats-of-arms in the resistance war against American invaders for national salvation and in doing international service in the neighboring country of Cambodia, the unit’s two groups and six individuals were honored with the title “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces.”

On the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of the Commando Corps (March 19, 1967), PANO would like to introduce some images of the hard training of those naval sappers.

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 20-minute warm up before training
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 Packing belongings before crossing a river
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 Approaching the target on river
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 Practicing hiding themselves under water
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Naval sappers practicing being under water in silence within 2 to 4 hours 
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For naval sappers of Commando Battalion 2012, their training grounds are often the wide Hau River or tributary rivers.
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 Break after training

Translated by Mai Huong