Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.315 - 02 November 2016
The Day of the Romanian Mountain Troops
The troops of the 2nd ,,Sarmizegetusa” Mountain Brigade from Brașov, the 61st ,,General Virgil Bădulescu” Mountain Brigade from Miercurea-Ciuc, the Training Base ,,Bucegi” from Predeal and the 26th ,,Avram Iancu” Mountain Battalion from Brad will celebrate the Day of the Romanian Montain troops, in Brașov, on Thursday, November 3.
In Sfatului Square, from 11.00 hrs., a military and religious ceremony will be organized, while in Titulescu Park there will be a display of the main equipment the Mountain Troops use.
From 18.30, the troops will retreat with torches on the route Sfatului Square - Mureșenilor St. – 2nd Mountain Brigade Command HQ.
Person of contact for additional information, LTC Dorinel Cotea, GSM : 0723522530.
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On November 3, 2016, 100 years are celebrated since the establishment of the first Mountain troops unit of the Romanian Armed Forces, in Bucharest, by Order 294 of the High Headquarters, through the transformation of the Ski School into the Corps of Mountain Troops.
The Mountain Troops are meant to act in extreme weather and terrain conditions. They carry out missions both at home and in countries such as Angola, Somalia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan.