Soldiers from Přáslavice are Preparing for Latvia

 27. 06. 2020      category: Army of the Czech Republic

In the past few days, the 6th Task Force of ACR has begun a comprehensive field training for Alliance's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Latvia, which will be built on the basis of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion from Přáslavice and should be sent to a foreign operation early next year.

This is the first joint action of the Task Force, which aims to unite members of various units of the army (Přáslavice, Bučovice, Jince, Olomouc, Lipník nad Bečvou) in all-army activities and to harmonize the activities of the firing squad. The training is mainly focused on the mortar fire service and complex activities with the involvement of the reconnaissance team, the fire control team and the firing unit itself. The culmination of this first joint training is the technical firing training, which brings the cooperation of all elements of the firing squad.

dsc_10597Picture: In the past few days, the 6th Task Force of ACR has begun a comprehensive field training for Alliance's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Latvia (illustration photo) | army.cz

In addition, the preparation also focused on medical training led by a Task Force medic. "My goal is to start preparing soldiers who are about to undergo a challenging CLS (Combat LifeSavers) course (for providing first aid on the battlefield) and to prepare all members for the final examination in this area," said the experienced instructor. The soldiers will therefore try their hand at work on a higher level than the basic skills of all Czech Army soldiers in the form of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (combat rescuer).

As part of the comprehensive training, tactical training is carried out in the form of combat drills with a focus on incident response, artillery barrage and sniper response. This training also includes the treatment of the injured under a tactical theme.

"In the next part of the training, we focused on the fire training of soldiers. I place great emphasis on eliminating bad habits in handling weapons, which can occur with some mostly young soldiers, and on mastering the reparation of any weapon defects that could occur during combat," said the unit commander, Lieutenant Martin Dřímalka.

During the training, the drivers were retrained for the T-815/7 PRAM equipment. Drivers must demonstrate and deepen their technical knowledge, driving on the road and especially driving in difficult terrain. It is necessary to know what this equipment is capable of in the field.

In addition to all the mentioned areas, topographic preparation is also practised, ending with an accelerated transfer. The soldiers plan their own axes of movement and perform various tasks while moving from all-army expertise. In order for the training to have the right dynamics, it was conceived as a competition of two-member teams.