Wang Zheng-Jun holds a squat during the last week of a 10-week programme to become a member of the Taiwan navy’s elite Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol unit, at Zuoying navy base, Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
Wang Zheng-Jun holds a squat during the last week of a 10-week programme to become a member of the Taiwan navy’s elite Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol unit, at Zuoying navy base, Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
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Inside Taiwan’s brutal navy frogman boot camp as island trains marines for war

  • The elite Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol unit is the Taiwan navy’s answer to the US Navy Seals or Britain’s Special Boat Service
  • Of the 31 who started the 10-week ARP training, only 15 finished, after gruelling exercises, sleep deprivation, extreme marches and long periods in the water

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Wang Zheng-Jun holds a squat during the last week of a 10-week programme to become a member of the Taiwan navy’s elite Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol unit, at Zuoying navy base, Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
Wang Zheng-Jun holds a squat during the last week of a 10-week programme to become a member of the Taiwan navy’s elite Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol unit, at Zuoying navy base, Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
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