calendar>>April 4. 2012 Juch 101
Kim Jong Un Inspects Defence Unit on Ryo Islet
Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea and the people of the DPRK, inspected a unit on Ryo Islet defending a forward post on the east coast.

He gave the 4th Company and the 3rd Company of the Coastal Artillery Battalion under the unit binoculars and automatic rifles as souvenirs and had a photo session with service personnel of the defence unit and their families.

He went round firepower apparatuses watched by leader Kim Jong Il before visiting the room devoted to the education in the revolutionary history.

Seeing one by one the precious historic data on the undying leadership feats of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, he looked back with deep emotion on the proud course covered by the defence unit.

At a military lecture room, he praised the defence unit for preparing the commanding and staff officers as able ones by successfully building the military lecture room and organizing an effective training for them.

Going round the service personnel's hall and library, he learned about the political and ideological education of them.

He climbed a command and watch post on top of a mountain along a hillside road which was so steep that the car had to be pushed to reach there due to thaw.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the commanding officers and soldiers of the defence unit have consolidated Ryo Islet to be a fortress standing invulnerable even in face of any enemy's surprise invasion and fire strike.

Feasting his eyes on a vast defence theatre of which the defence unit is in charge, he stressed the need to consolidate Ryo Islet, the gateway in the East Sea, as firm as an iron wall in order not to allow the enemy to invade the socialist country under any circumstances. He, at the same time, ordered the unit to send all the intruders into the bottom of the sea.

He went round the service personnel's health complex, non-staple foodstuff store, vegetable greenhouse and other supply service facilities run by the defence unit itself. He underlined the need to continue directing big efforts to supply service so that the service personnel there may not be nostalgic for the life on the land.

Making the rounds of the company and the coastal battery under the unit, he paid deep attention to the living of the service personnel.

He guided the training in firearms at the coast artillery emplacement visited by Kim Jong Il and had a photo session with soldiers, holding their shoulders in his arms.

He highly appreciated the achievements performed by the unit in the past period, noting that the unit honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment is a model in all aspects including combat and political training, supply service and unit command and management.

He highly appreciated the efforts made by Hero of the Republic Chon Jae Gwon while serving as commander of the unit for 25 years and reposed deepest trust in Chon by saying that there should be by his side such officers as Chon.

He got aboard the warship to sail despite rough waves, telling the commanding officers that he entrusted the defence of Ryo Islet to them and wishing them good health and greater success in rounding off the combat preparations.

He was accompanied by KPA Generals Kim Won Hong and Hyon Chol Hae, KPA Lieut. Generals Ri Tu Song and Ri Jong Mu.

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