Nýrsko, Československých legií Street 432
Border-guard training camp · Československých legií 432, 340 22 Nýrsko, Czech Republic
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The training of the border guards

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Dalibor Plšek started his military service in 1958. From his birthplace in Zlín, he was ordered to join the border guard brigade in Sušice. Before taking up service, he completed an intensive training course in Nýrsko. Every morning, as a warm-up exercise, the soldier-trainees had to run 10 kilometers on a nearby hill called “Pajrek.” Then they’d have to march for 50 kilometers, learn to shoot, etc. They were trained for service at the state border in an untamed and mountainous area.

Dalibor Plšek

Dalibor Plšek

He was born on 4 October, 1939, in Zlín. He was a driller of oil and gas wells by profession. Since 1958, he served in the border guard. He graduated from a NCO school in Lipová near Šluknov and later attended a military school of the border guard in Bruntál. Thereafter he served with the 9th brigade of the border guard in Domažlice. He was stationed in several companies of the border guard, such as Lesní Louka, Bystřice, and Maxov. He also worked as the quartermaster of the brigade in Domažlice. After his dismissal from the border guard, he made a living as a driver in the national company Zelenina, (“Vegetables”), in Plzeň. Since 1980, he worked as a security officer at the District Institute of National Health in Domažlice. In 1990, he joined the border guard, (transformed to the border-protection authority), again, serving at its headquarters in Domažliceích as a deputy for social and personal affairs and a spokesman. After the border guard was dissolved in 1992, he transferred to the immigration police. He retired in 2000.

Nýrsko, Československých legií Street 432

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Since the 1950s, a training center of the border guard was situated on the outskirts of Nýrsko. At first, it was operated by the 7th Brigade headquartered in Sušice. In 1962, it fell under the authority of the 9th Brigade that had its seat in Domažlice. After 1990, the former training grounds were used as a center for refugees arriving from the former Yugoslavia. At the present, it belongs to the town and is used as a medical facility.

Nýrsko, Československých legií Street 432

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The training of the border guards

The training of the border guards

Dalibor Plšek
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