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    Maxo100 thanks for this infos.

    Some pics:

    Brigada Mecanizada





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    Conjunto Artístico de las FAR (FAR Artistic Ensemble). Similar to the American USO, it provided entertainment to the troops, including those in the front line (Nicaragua, Angola, Ethiopia, etc.). Being a member of CAFAR was considered part of the mandatory military service, although civilians could also work there under contract. The most reknown artists of the Cuban Nueva Trova, like Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, Vicente Feliu and others were part of CAFAR and visited troops during so-called misiones internacionalistas.

    In these pictures, my personal friend Liuba María Hevia during her service in CAFAR. Photos taken in Nicaragua and Ethiopia in the early 80s.


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    Thanks for sharing this rare pics Miguel! If you have others post please


    Last Brigade from Angola during celebrations:



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    ARMY ORBAT (active maps, touch)
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    Cuban Ministry of Interior K-9 unit (from a Cuban TV documentary about the role of women in those services):




    Cuban Ministry of Interior CSI unit from the same documentary:




    (Incidentally: the background music and song during the credits belong to my friend Liuba María Hevia).

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    @miguelencanarias: been to Cuba in 2007 and this thread amazes me. Thanks for all your contributions.

    I wonder if the special forces brigade is the only formation trained to perform longe range recce? Are there any light infantry formations besides the airborne brigade within the FAR?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11BravoAlpha View Post
    @miguelencanarias: been to Cuba in 2007 and this thread amazes me. Thanks for all your contributions.

    I wonder if the special forces brigade is the only formation trained to perform longe range recce? Are there any light infantry formations besides the airborne brigade within the FAR?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi 11BravoAlpha, thank you for your kinds words.

    I am not sure I am the best person to answer your question, perhaps Pride or Maxo100 are better informed to fully reply to your interesting query.

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    Oh ok, good info.



    Wondering wether that is the regulation length of the uniform skirt. And hoping it is so.

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    I wonder if the special forces brigade is the only formation trained to perform longe range recce? Are there any light infantry formations besides the airborne brigade within the FAR?
    Hi 11BravoAlpha, I'm glad you appreciated this thread that Miguel started some months ago.

    Yes, Tropas Especiales - Avispas Negras - are the only soldiers trained to do long-range recce action as far i know. I'll have to ask if also paratroopers are able to do the same.



    Great videos Miguel! Thanks for sharing

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    I received some news about cuban recce: Blue Beret and Red Berets are both special forces. Both are also trained as paratroopers.
    The Blue Berets are specialized in parachuting, Long Range Reconnaissance and operate behind the enemy lines (scouts). Red Berets are trained for special missions like destruction of enemy installations and commando attacks.

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    Bastion 2004:






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    During parade:











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    Guantanamo:







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    @ pride: thanks! Appreciate that.

    The Guantanamo pics remind me of my trip. On my way to Baracoa I drove past Guantanamo and on to Yateritas. At some point, there is some sort of military training area/border area on both sides of the CC ("central highway"/interstate). Also on the outskirts of Guantanamo I drove past several barracks and training areas. Probably the most militarized part of Cuba.

    So border guards or military units in the vicinity of Guantanamo Bay are considered elite? Hence the camouflage pattern BDUs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11BravoAlpha View Post
    @ pride: thanks! Appreciate that.

    The Guantanamo pics remind me of my trip. On my way to Baracoa I drove past Guantanamo and on to Yateritas. At some point, there is some sort of military training area/border area on both sides of the CC ("central highway"/interstate). Also on the outskirts of Guantanamo I drove past several barracks and training areas. Probably the most militarized part of Cuba.

    So border guards or military units in the vicinity of Guantanamo Bay are considered elite? Hence the camouflage pattern BDUs?

    Negative 11BravoAlpha, Border Guards are not part of cuban military elìte. Uniforms made in lizard camo were used till the '90 by Paratroopers (in Cuba territory, not during international missions. In Africa they were used by all troops).
    Today this particullary camo is used only by Border Guards near Guantanamo as far i know.

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