Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan is set to celebrate its 107th National Day on October 10th with one of the usual
highlights a performance by the military. Last Friday, the country’s Tri-Services — the army, navy and air force — held a rehearsal in front of the Presidential Office in preparation for the big day.
Members of the Tri-service honor guard twirl their rifles in unison. Precision is key – no step out of time, no movement out of place. The two leaders of the honor guard also wield their swords with perfect timing.
Military police maneuver 54 heavy motorcycles through the open intersection, capturing the attention of the media. This year marks the first time that the ‘rapid reaction unit” will be demonstrating their skill for avoiding obstacles. [FULL STORY]