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12 May 2013 Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk left the port of Den Helder today for Somalia. The ship will be taking part in the Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission.
10 May 2013 The 23rd rotation of the Air Task Force took over from its predecessor in Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan today. The Dutch F-16 detachment is under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Marcel van Egmond.
8 May 2013 The Netherlands Marine Corps and the British Royal Marines celebrated the 40th anniversary of their cooperation today. The occasion was marked on board the amphibious transport ships HMS Bulwark and HNLMS Johan de Witt, both docked at Wilhelminakade...
4 May 2013 Today, the Dutch Defence organisation commemorated all soldiers and civilians of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who perished in acts of war and peace missions since the outbreak of the Second World War. Ceremonies were held throughout the Netherlands...
1 May 2013 Today, Colonel (MC) Marc Brinkman and civil representative Hans Peter van der Woude assumed command of the police training group in the Afghan province of Kunduz. They are the 5th and last management team of the mission, which will end on 1 July.