Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, inspected the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front.
He looked at Yonphyong Island at the observation post of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
After receiving a report from Pak Jong Chon, director of the Artillery Bureau, on the recent movements of the enemy of the Command for the Defense of Northwestern Islands of the south Korean puppet army and the situation of the reinforced unit on Yonphyong Island, he acquainted and examined the plan for fire strike of the newly organized forces at the objects of the enemy.
He said that the KPA elite artillery group defending the southwest front should keep highly alert to break the backbone of the enemy once ordered.
Going round the firing area and gun shelters, he acquainted himself with combat readiness.
Looking round the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water, he acquainted himself with the production and supply of the fresh water.
He also went round the barracks, mess hall and newly-built vegetable greenhouse and stables.
He had a photo session with the service members and families of officers of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
Then he inspected the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
Going round the observation post, gun shelter and the position of gun no.1 honored with the title of DPRK Hero, he acquainted himself with the combat duty.
He said that the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet smashed the reckless and provocative shelling by the south Korean puppet warmongers with the merciless shower of shells to turn Yonphyong Island into a sea of fire, thus showing the spirit of the artillery of the KPA before the enemy.
The Yonphyong Island shelling was the most delightful battle after the ceasefire and the feat of the service members of the Defence Detachment on Mu Islet is the brilliant military service to hand down through the generations along with the history of the Workers’ Party of Korea, he said, adding that the recruits should steadfastly carry on the baton of the praiseworthy feats and demonstrate the mettle of the hero defence detachment in the future battle once again.
After receiving a report that the gun no. 1 of the defence detachment came first in the artillery firing contest held in March last, he encouraged the service members of the gun to take the lead in the whole army and then posed for a picture with them with the hero gun for a background.
Dropping in at the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water at the defence detachment on Mu Islet, he personally drank water.
Going round the barracks, education room, wash-cum-bath room, etc., he took warm care of the service members.
He had a photo session with the servicemen and the families of officers of the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
He was greatly satisfied with the combat readiness and the soldiers’ living of the two defence detachments, he noted, adding that he confirmed that all the combat positions are fully ready for combat and to go into action.
He was most pleased to see that the issue of drinking water for the soldiers on those islets has been completely solved.
The duty of the two defence detachments are very important, he said, giving instructions for rounding off combat readiness at the defence detachments.
Accompanying him were KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Army General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Army Col. General Pak Jong Chon, director of the Artillery Bureau of the KPA, Army Col. General Ri Song Guk, commander of the 4th Corps of the KPA, Army Major General Ri Yong Chol, political commissar of the corps, and O Il Jong and Jo Yong Won who are senior officials of the Central Committee of the WPK. -0-