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Memorial to the 4th Detached Battalion

Memorial to the 4th Detached Battalion

Badge of the 4th Detached Battalion
Memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol
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Memorial to the 4th Detached Long-Range Reconnaissance Battalion of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters was unveiled on September 1, 1991 in a closed military area in Utti, Kouvola. The inscription says:

Acting with courage and perseverance to save the Fatherland

1939 – 1944

From 1943 the 4th Detached Long-Range Reconnaissance Battalion of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters

Vehniäinen patrol
Kuismanen patrol
Marttina patrol
Paatsalo patrol

The plaque contains the text:

The Long-Range Reconnaissance of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters made more than 280 raids to the enemy's rear with the aims of capturing information, abducting enemy combatants, destroying enemy bases, disrupting traffic and communications. More than 600 men participated in the raids, supported by about 300 men and 150 women in staff, communication and maintenance tasks.

84 patrolmen and 2 lottas gave their all for the Fatherland.

The form of this monument design refers to the symbol of Tursaansydän, which was the badge of the 4th Detached Battalion. The central pattern of the stone is the emblem of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters, the Cross of Liberty, which over added the Lion from the state Coat of Arms.

Other monuments to long-range reconnaissance:

1. Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol Rautjärvi 1991
2. Kuismanen long-range reconnaissance patrol Joensuu 1972
3. Marttina long-range reconnaissance patrol Kuhmo 1990
4. Paatsalo long-range reconnaissance patrol Rovaniemi 1991

This monument was designed by the artist Juhani Vepsäläinen, realized by Loimaan Kivi, Halosvalimo and Paasikivi Oy and erected in 1991 by the 4th Detached Battalion Traditions Association for inspiring the future generations to protect their Fatherland.
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