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Zemessardzes patruļa 2013 - 21st International military patrol - 23rd to 25th August 2013 in Madona. (~ 160 km east from Riga) - LATVIA


“Zemessardzes patruļa” 2013 (23-25 AUG 2013)

Latvian National Guard in collaboration with Headquarter of the 2nd district and 25 infantry battalion of the National Guard is organizing International military patrol “Zemessardzes patruļa 2013”. The competition will be held from 23rd to 25th August 2013 and it will take place in Madona. (~ 160 km east from Riga).
This year it will be 21st International military patrol. And we would like to invite Your team to this competition.


The Competition will be held near the city Madona (approx. 160 km east from Riga).

Arrival:                                      23 August (till 10.00)
Departure:                                 25 August

On 22nd or 23rd of August there will be organized bus from Riga to Madona and on 25th of August there will be organised bus from Madona to Riga.

Please plan your arrival to get in time for competition beginning!!!

3.   PROGRAM          


Accommodation will be supported only during competition days (in tents).

5. TRANSPORT: Arrival to Latvia is on participants’ expenses. Transportation to the competition place will be provided (Riga – Madona).

6. MEAL ARRANGEMENT On the participant expenses.

7. DRESS Battle dress uniform.


Most establishments in Riga accept major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard.

The national currency LATS (Ls) pegged to the EUR at 1:70.28 santims (0.7028 Lats). Cash machines are available widely in Riga and other big cities. Rates at currency exchanges do not differ much from one exchange to the next.


 Language during the competition will be English/Latvian.


Type of the competition

The distance, including several tasks and checkpoints, will be approximately 20 - 25 kilometers. There possibly will be following tasks during the patrol: orienteering, map navigation, mines and mine field identification, night shooting with assault rifle AK-4, pistol shooting, artillery, assembling rifles, object reconnaissance, first aid, test about military technique and units, obstacle zone, military low, commando march, fighting enemy forces, survival.
All the participants must be insured and insurance policy must be presented to organizers.

1.   Teams from the Latvian National Guard battalions and National Armed Forces units (MP, Special Forces, Defense Academy, military schools and Land Force units) of the Republic of Latvia as well as teams from foreign countries (number of teams are not set) are welcome to this competition.
2.   There are four participants in the team.

Necessary equipment during the distance for each soldier: 2 pairs of BDU, 2 pairs of boots, backpack, poncho, belt, tactical vest, first aid packet, flask, 2 liters of water, torch, rope (at least 9 mm thick and 4 m long), sleeping bag, sleeping pad, food ration for 24 hours, pen and notebook, binocular (one per team) compass (for each participant), gas mask, pocket knife. One mobile phone and binoculars requested for one team.

Dead line 12.08.2013.
Fax: +371 67371150


1.      It is forbidden to use any adjuvant or manuals during the competition.
2.      The minimal weight of the back pack is 10 kilograms.
3.      The descriptions of the tasks will be available in each control point in a written form.
4.      It is team leader responsibility to check the correct written timings in the team task list in each control point.
5.      All soldiers have to wear uniform during the competition days.
6.      All the competitors must follow the safety rules (instruction before competition) to avoid accidents during the patrol.
7.      All participants have to follow the orders given by the team leader.
8.      All participants must be insured and insurance policy must be presented to organizers.
9.      Each competitor must be aware about his own training level and physical, health condition.
10.   Each competitor is responsible for his damaged or lost equipment.
11.   Team leader is responsible in case if someone of the team gets wounded.
12.   Team leader is responsible for material damages given to civilian properties.
13.   The medical assistance will be available during the competition. There will not be any medical exams before the competition.
14.   Patrol team can continue the competition with three members (not less).
International Patrol
“Zemessardzes patruļa 2013” 23-25 AUG 2013

Application form


Name of the unit___________________________           Name of the team__________________________________

Name, surname
ID code
Notes (e-mail)






The team will arrive with:
            Airplane: Estimated date and time: ___________ Flight No.:__________________ Transport to the Hotel (Yes/No):__________
Buss: estimated date, time and place: _____________________________________________
            Other: _____________________________________________________________________
The team will depart with:
            Airplane: Estimated date and time:___________ Flight No.:__________________ Transport to the airport (Y/N):____________
Buss: estimated date and time:___________________________________________________
            Other: _____________________________________________________________________
Accommodation:  Hotel (Y/N) ________ dates from______________to________________Notes:______________________________

POC:   Name, surname, rank______________________________phone:______________________e-mail:_____________

Application forms must be sent to the Latvia National Guard Headquarter. Fax number: +371 6737 11 50. NLT 12 AUG 2013.

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