8th Army Division
The 8th army division command is located at North Kumamoto camp. The insignia is based on a martial sign from the area of south Kyushu, in the shape of the helmet the local type, centered on letter of 8 is displayed. South Kyushu 3 prefecture which is party Ku of the army division (Kumamoto * Miyazaki * Kagoshima) you display the hoe shape of the helmet.
Ranger training training which was done 12th the general course regiment (north Kumamoto) in the general course regiment (Kokube) with 42nd ended. This training, the tough physical strength, raised vigor, in purpose, approximately 3 months was executed the fact that nature as a ranger soldier is trained. At this time, fundamental physical strength training, existence self-support and mountain region disappearance training et cetera phased it trains, the Kyushu mountain region is deeply and synthesis training returns triumphantly lastly to the respective camp.
In 1897, the Kumamoto army infantry school which is opened inside the Kumamoto castle produced many excellent soldiers. The army infantry school which is installed in Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Kumamoto from 13 years the entrance school did in 14 years, learned 3 years in the infantry school and after that, prepared and by way of the West Point or the aeronautical military school in 8th year was appointed in the second lieutenant. In 1927, after having become a time school closure, 1938, the Kumamoto army infantry school which again is revived moved 1940, Kumamoto city Shimizu Cho (the present north Kumamoto camp). 1945, with termination of war it closed the curtain in that bright history.
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