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New F-16 detachment in Libya

The F-16 detachment from Leeuwarden Air Base, also known as 1(NLD) Fixed Wing Element, that carried out operations over Libya ...

News item | 30-06-2011 | 14:00

Special forces practice evacuation of embassy personnel

Last week, the Commando Corps (KCT), supporting army units and the Royal Netherlands Air Force practiced operations with a ...

News item | 30-06-2011 | 13:56

The Hague honours veterans

On Saturday 25 June, an estimated 70,000 people came to The Hague to celebrate the 7th edition of the National Veterans Day. ...

News item | 30-06-2011 | 13:53

The Netherlands hands over command of NATO naval unit

In Aksaz on Friday 17 June, Commodore Michiel Hijmans handed over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 to his Turkish ...

News item | 23-06-2011 | 13:46

Mercuur ‘nets’ 400 kilos of cannabis

On Thursday 16 June, during a patrol for the Frontex border control operation in the Mediterranean, naval ship HNLMS Mercuur ...

News item | 23-06-2011 | 13:40

First military personnel arrive for police training mission

The first military personnel taking part in the police training mission in Afghanistan arrived in Kunduz on 15 June 2011. ...

News item | 23-06-2011 | 13:37

British motorcyclists escorted past WWII route

During the first weekend of June, motorcyclists of 11 Airmobile Brigade and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee escorted a team of ...

News item | 15-06-2011 | 13:33

House of Representatives approves reduction plans, but with adjustments

On Monday 6 June, the Permanent Parliamentary Committee for Defence agreed, in broad strokes, to Minister Hillen’s reduction ...

News item | 15-06-2011 | 13:31

F-16s intercept Russian aircraft

In the morning of 7 June, two F-16s from Volkel Air Base took off to intercept two Russian Bear T-95 aircraft. The Russians ...

News item | 15-06-2011 | 13:28

Netherlands maintains NATO headquarters at Brunssum

During a meeting in Brussels on 9 June, the Defence ministers of the NATO countries decided on the geographic redistribution of ...

News item | 15-06-2011 | 13:23