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COASTAL BN showcases GDF

Officers and Ranks of the GDF Coastal Battalion and the 31 Special Forces Squadron collaborated to teach students of the Guyana School of Agriculture the basics of survival in the jungle, on September 15, 2017.

Topics covered in the session included: Basic techniques for survival in the jungle; How to select a suitable site and setting up a camp; The preparation of a camp site; Methods of obtaining water, food and starting a fire; The construction of improvised jungle huts and shelters, and understanding what kind of kit and materials to pack for a trek in the jungle.

The session was very interactive and was welcomed by the students.

Meanwhile , on September 15, 2017 Officers and Ranks of the GDF Coastal Battalion also participated in the Education Day and Career Fair hosted by the Department of Education, Region Number One,  in Mabaruma.

The GDF showcased various pieces of kit and equipment used by its various Units and Departments. Additionally, the troops on the ground shared with visitors, relevant information regarding the operations of the Force, what it takes to be a part of this dynamic organization and the various career paths open to anyone who chooses a local military career. 

The Guyana Police Force, the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), the National Insurance Scheme, and the Region's Departments of Education and Health also participated in this event.