Today, the Association of Veterans of Homeland war Brodosplit, celebrated the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the 'Škver Battalion' by laying wreaths and burning candles under the memorial plaque at the Croatian Martyrs Park in the Split Shipyard.
The commemoration was also attended by Nino Vela, Deputy Mayor of Split, Zdravko Parčina from the Department of Veterans Affairs of the City of Split, Deputy Mayor Luka Brčić, Damir Gabrić from the County of Split-Dalmatia, Slobodan Marendić from the Split-Dalmatia Police Directorate, Jelena Eranović, the families of the war veterans killed in the Homeland war, Tomislav Debeljak, Brodosplit CEO, Duke of Boško Ramljak of Alaska, Brodosplit Corporate Security Advisor, scouts from the Marjan Scout Club, whose representative Antea welcomed the assembled, then the St. Mihovil Klapa, the ceremonial unit of the PU SD, and fellows from Hvidra Split.
-''Thanks to heroism, love for the country, guided by the wise policies of Commander-in-Chief and President Dr. Franjo Tudjman, this volunteer unit introduced the army and brought us to freedom and independence, and we are a proud part of that story, since our squad is back in May 1990. became a bastion of the resistance movement and an important factor in future events,' said Goran Kosor, president of the Brodosplit Domovinski war Volunteers Association.
It all started today, on October 16th, 1990, when the Second Police Battalion of the MUP Reserve Squadron, composed mostly of workers of the Split shipyard, was established in the Split Shipbuilding Industry. The battalion numbered 340 members, and was tasked with safeguarding vital facilities in the shipyard, Split, Solin and Kastela.
Soon, volunteer units from major Split companies joined: the Diokoma, Koteks, Dalma, HPT, Promet, Brodomerkur, as well as the volunteer company from Zrnovnica. This unit also played an important role on May 6, 1991, when the workers of the shipyard led the workers and citizens of Split to protest in front of Banovina, the then Naval Command, securing a rally and simultaneously securing the barracks of Lora and Visoko, controlling the exit of the JNA into the streets of Split. .
It had its activities until May 31, 1991, when the 114th Brigade of the Croatian Army, the first reserve brigade of the National Guard Corps, was established by decision of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Croatia, Gojko Susak.
Brodosplit also made a big contribution in the development of weapons. Thus, the first conveyors and armored trains came out of the ship's facilities and produced mortars, rockets, hand grenades, air bombs, mines, 128 mm rocket warheads, silencers and many other equipment.