Country: Denmark Region: Själland
Latitude: 55° 49' 31" N Longitude: 11° 44' 4" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Base and training ground for Danish Special Forces - Navy Divers. Location also used by US Navy Seals as training base.
The Danish Frogman Corps (Danish: Frømandskorpset) is an SF frogman corps in the Royal Danish Navy. The corps was set up in 1957 based on the model of the British SBS. Initially it was under the Danish Navy's Diving School at Flådestation Holmen (Naval Station Holmen, Copenhagen), but in 1970 it was made an independent unit, operationally under the submarine squadron.
Today the Danish Frogman Corps is directly under the Danish Navy's Operational Command. The Frogman Corps' primary duty is reconnaissance, but it is also tasked with assaulting enemy ships, sabotage of fixed installations and combat duties. It performs special forces type work on land also, including anti-terrorism and anti-criminal work. The Corps supports the police with clearing up criminal matters that demand highly specialised diving. Also, local authorities, etc. can benefit from the frogmen's skills when underwater installations must be inspected.
The Frogman Corps trains at the Torpedo Station Kongsøre and works through a long series of courses, e.g.:
Combat swimmer course for 3 weeks; Advanced scuba diving course; Rescue swimmer course and Survival course
The basic Frogman Course is 9 months. Each year 500-600 applicants start the course and less than a dozen complete the course.
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