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Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Navy Unit

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected Unit 406 of the KPA Navy. Conducted by the commander of the unit, he went round the monument to the on-the-spot guidance of President Kim Il Sung, the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the unit. Thanks to the wise leadership and meticulous care of Kim Il Sung who exerted all efforts for the founding of the naval force and worked heart and soul for its strengthening and development till the last moments of his life, the navy of the DPRK has grown to be a matchless force, he said, noting that the undying revolutionary feats performed by Kim Il Sung in the Juche-based navy building will shine long in the annals of the country.
    After acquainting himself with the unit's performance of duty, he expressed great satisfaction over the fact that its servicepersons have turned their naval port into an impregnable fortress to beat back any surprise invasion of the U.S. imperialist aggressors in time and prepared themselves to be navy men who cherish the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, the spirit of becoming human bullets and bombs and the self-blasting spirit as their unshakable faith.
    Then he took deep care of the living of the seamen, going round the entertainment and educational and supply service facilities of the unit.
    No details escaped him, ranging from beds for seamen to processing, storing and taking care of non-staple food and their tastes. He appreciated the efforts made by the commanding officers of the unit, pleased to learn that they have provided the servicepersons with good living conditions, bearing in mind the teaching of the President that supply service precisely means a political work. Calling for paying special attention to the living of the seamen as they live in a rough sea in all seasons, he stressed the need for all the commanding officers to show warm love for the soldiers and take care of them as their real parents would do so that they may not feel any slightest inconvenience in their living.
    He enjoyed an art performance given by seamen.
    He had a picture taken with them.
    He also inspected a sub-unit of the unit.
    He acquainted himself with its servicepersons' performance of duty before watching them in training.
    He underscored the need for the servicepersons to put the training on a scientific and fruitful basis, saying that only when they undergo an effective combat training can they acquire peculiar and superb tactics, high marksmanship and specialized military technique.
    Then he went round an education room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a wash-cum-bath house, a barber's, a daily provision store and various other places of the sub-unit. He gave its servicepersons a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts and had a photo session with them.
    He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and Vice Department Director of the Central Committee of the WPK Hwang Pyong So.



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