The 37th Intake of the Sri Lanka Army's Elite Special Forces Brigade comprising 308 Special Forces soldiers (and two officers) passed-out at Maduru Oya yesterday in a gallant and action packed day of demonstrations of skill attended by high-ranking officers from the Special Forces and the family members of the men.
The large numbers being attracted to the Special Forces and the fresh influx of soldiers to the unit has moved the Military to form its 4th Special Forces Regiment. 4SF was formed and deployed recently at Maduru Oya comprising 2 Squadrons of 153 men each.
4SF will be a partial Regiment until the end of this year when around 400 more Special Forces are to join the unit. 600 men, including 10 Officers are currently undergoing training. 10 new officers from the SF joined the mother unit following last April's passing-out.
A Special Forces Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army comprises of 4 Fighting Squadrons (One Battalion) of 153 men each and one Admin. Squadron. This unit draws, by far, the largest number of recruits in recent times.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Posted by Defencewire at 9:56 PM
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