A Kosovo Security Force unit (Forca e Sigurisë së Kosovës – FSK) won a gold medal in recently concluded Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2016 where about 120 renowned armies of the world participated in the exercise.
The exercise is one of the most arduous and prestigious military events, testing candidates leadership, field craft, discipline and both mental and physical robustness, and is open to all three services and international patrols.
This achievement is testimony of the professionalism and the highest levels of training in Kosovo Security Force.
Some of the international patrols that participated in the exercise included Latvia, Mexico, Nepal, Canada, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Pakistan, Australia, Czech Republic, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Chile, Brazil, and Switzerland.
Set up over 50 years ago by Welsh reservists, patrol teams of eight are required to cover over 50km on foot carrying an average of 30kg over the most unforgiving Welsh terrain in less than 48 hours.
Patrols are required to undertake a number of ‘tasks’ on their route, each testing a different aspect of soldering such as navigation, first aid and casualty evacuation, CBRN, recognition of aircraft, vehicles and equipment and a tactical river crossing.