Double section documentary of peacekeeping infantry battalion in South Sudan

“010, the preparation of the water team is finished before departure!” At 5:30 a.m. on October 1 in Juba, South Sudan, the morning glow reddened the eastern sky. In the barracks of China’s sixth batch of peacekeeping infantry battalion, officers and soldiers of the water detachment of the support company were ready to go to the UN water intake point on the White Nile River. < p > < p > the water pulling unit is affectionately called “wheel wheel unit” by peacekeeping officers and soldiers, because they shuttle between the water intake point and the peacekeeping camp most of the day, providing water for 700 people in Chinese barracks. Since there is no water supply equipment in the area, from the first batch of peacekeeping infantry battalion, they have a special group of “water porters” – pull water unit, and a hydropower team responsible for water purification. Although the Mid Autumn Festival and the National Day are coming, they have no plans to take a holiday and have a rest. “< p > < p > Li jiazan, the leader of the lashui detachment who is ready to leave immediately, said:” recently, the rainy season in South Sudan has more rain, which leads to the abnormal turbidity of the White Nile River. In many cases, the water drawn back cannot be purified and used. On such a good day as today, we should seize the time to try to pull more times, otherwise the water supply of our peacekeeping camp will be in short supply due to the rainstorm. ” < p > < p > at 7 a.m., at sunrise in the East, officers and soldiers of peacekeeping infantry battalion lined up in the north square of Chinese battalion and held a flag raising ceremony. Affected by the new crown epidemic, their last collective flag raising ceremony was held on New Year’s day. “When I watch the bright five-star red flag rising on a foreign land and flying with the blue flag of the United Nations in the wind, I feel a sense of pride,” sighed Xie Liangyou, the first sergeant of the battalion after the ceremony. < p > < p > at 11:00 a.m., under the command of district chief Yang Zonglian, the sentinels of the first district of the United Nations barracks were carrying out a simulated disposal exercise of the emergency situation at the sentry post. The narrow sentry tower is as sultry as a steamer, but the officers and soldiers participating in the performance are energetic and orderly. This year, staff sergeant Yang Zonglian, who has participated in the peace keeping for the third time, said: “the guard posts around the United Nations camp are equivalent to the eyes of the peacekeeping camp. We must always be on high alert to ensure that any disturbance can be reported to the combat duty room at the first time.” < / P > < p > at 12:00 p.m., the outdoor temperature has reached more than 40 degrees. Staff sergeant Huang Jingjing of the first infantry company has just returned from patrolling the UN restricted area of weapons. He takes off his heavy protective equipment and his coat is wet. Huang Jingjing, who ate homemade moon cakes, said excitedly: “the first time I spent the Mid Autumn Festival in a foreign country, although I can’t help missing my family, it’s enough to eat moon cakes to comfort my homesickness.” < / P > < p > in order to let the comrades in arms eat moon cakes with the flavor of hometown, as early as half a month ago, the foreman of the support platoon of the camp began to lead the comrades of the cooking class to explore hard. Due to the limited supply of materials and the lack of ready-made stuffing locally, they tried again and again based on the existing ingredients, and finally made a variety of moon cake fillings, such as dried meat floss, mung bean paste and five kernels, so as to ensure that each officer and soldier can eat at least four “peace keeping moon cakes” during the Mid Autumn Festival. < p > < p > at 14:00 p.m., a heavy rain lasting for more than ten minutes washed the sky bright. The officers and soldiers of the unit responsible for patrolling the UN restricted area of weapons are on foot patrol missions on muddy dirt roads with one foot deep and one foot shallow. < / P > < p > as the sun hung high above his head, the weather became sultry and hot. Coupled with the mud on the road, the patrol officers and soldiers with more than 40 kg of equipment on their backs would start to take a “sweat bath”. Yang Peng, the commander of the patrol unit, told: “the restricted area of weapons outside the United Nations camp is the last line of defense to buffer and cut off the danger. I am familiar with the terrain here after hours of continuous patrol. We could patrol by car, but we still intend to walk everywhere on foot.” < / P > < p > “the national day of the Mid Autumn Festival is very happy, and the feelings of home and country are very strong. Blue helmets stick to the principle of peace, peace keeping and war position casting loyalty. ” Looking at the smiles on the faces of the soldiers in the canteen, Xiong Jun, the instructor of peacekeeping infantry battalion, said affectionately: “in a foreign country, although we can’t celebrate the National Day in the arms of our motherland, nor can we enjoy the sweet moment of reuniting with our families, but as peacekeepers representing our motherland to the world, we will faithfully fulfill the blue helmets mission, live up to the great trust of our motherland, and serve the mission area Security and stability make our contribution! ”