The event was attended by commanders of the Naval Service and Naval Region 2, representatives of the traditional association of no-number ships, and former leaders of Brigade 125.

Brigade 125 receives the first-class Fatherland Protection Order.

At the ceremony, delegates recalled the heroic traditions of the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea. On October 23, 1961, the Politburo and the Central Military Commission decided to establish Military Transport Unit 759, marking the opening of a strategic transportation route, the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Sea. The unit’s tasks were to transport forces, weapons and equipment for the Southern revolutionary forces, contributing to the resistance war against the U.S. invaders for national salvation.

The “no-number ships” traveled 65,000 nautical miles, transported over 28,000 troops and 97,000 tons of weapon and equipment to the Southern theater, contributing to the Great Victory of the General Offensive and Uprising in Spring 1975.

In the current new period, Brigade 125 brings into play its traditions and plays a very important role in protecting the country's sovereignty over seas and islands, completing all assigned missions, especially the transportation of supplies for units doing missions at sea and on islands.

Notably, when the COVID-19 pandemic occured, the brigade joined hands to transport goods and necessities to the pandemic-hit areas in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai provices.

The brigade’s leadership received the first-class Fatherland Protection Order of the State President and the letter of commendation from Defense Minister General Phan Van Giang at the event.

Translated by Trung Thanh