New soldiers pass out Friday

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015. BMG: The Ministry of National Security announces the graduation of 81 new soldiers who will join the ranks of the Belize Defence Force. Recruit Intake No 60 assembled on 4 April 2015 and underwent 1 7 weeks of intense training.BDF logo

The recruits were instructed in minor tactics, offensive and defensive operations, unarmed combat, fighting in built up areas (FIBUA) weapon handling, crowd control, first aid, signals and drill.

Jungle tactics and survival training complemented the conventional combat tactics and live firing exercises.

Inspecting Officer at Friday morning’s ceremony is His Excellency Sir Colville N Young Governor General of Belize.

The new Intake represents Government’s continued commitment to maintain a Force that is skilled and trained with adequate resources to deal with the wide range of security challenges.

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