SHAH ALAM: Army Day 2019. As part of the Army Day celebrations this year, the service is having a three day exhibition cum anniversary celebration at Ladang Kemuning, at Sungai Siput, Perak. Second Brigade Commander, Brig. Mohd Nizam Jaafar said this was the first time the event – marking the 86th anniversary of the Army – will be held in Perak.
Apart from a parade on March 1 to mark the anniversary, an exhibition featuring the service’s assets from the G5 howitzer, Astros MLRS and the PT-91M will also be held at the Ladang Kemuning football field.
Like previous demonstrations conducted at public areas, it is likely blanks will be used during the three day event apart from some scenarios involving snipers and Special Forces units as shown on the video below.
This will be the first time that the Army is holding its anniversary celebration outside of Port Dickson where it usually holds its exhibitions and demonstrations as well. Like in previous exhibitions, the Army will also hold other events at the site, from marching bands to a parachute drop comprising members of the GGK and 10th Para Brigade.
The event will be open to the public from 7am on Mar. 1 and 9am on Mar. 2 and 3.
Apart from celebrations, Mohd Nizam said some 2,000 soldiers will take part in a military exercise, Ex Satria Perkasa from Mar. 2 to Mar. 11. For the exercise, the soldiers will be moving in convoys from Sg Siput to Gerik as part of a scenario involving them taking on an enemy which had invaded from the north.
He advised the public not to be alarmed with the large movement of soldiers and their equipment in the area as this was part of the exercise scenario.
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