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Albert Hoeben, Knight in the Military Order of William, dies

Albert Hoeben (1920), Knight of the Military Order of William, died yesterday in Stramproy, Netherlands, at the age of 94. The...

News item | 11-07-2014 | 08:59

Speaker and parliamentary party leaders return from visit to Africa

This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the leaders of political parties in the House of Representatives...

News item | 11-07-2014 | 08:00

Defence organisation takes NATO headquarters at Brunssum under its wing

As of September, the Netherlands Defence organisation will assume responsibility for the security of Joint Force Command (JFC)...

News item | 10-07-2014 | 13:00

War veteran gets his wings after 70 years

Almost 70 years ago, war veteran Jaap Smid (94) from Rotterdam lost his paratrooper wings emblem at the end of the Second World...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 17:30

Soldiers ‘shine a light’ in Mali

A marksman’s rifle stands against a wall. The flags of North Malian separatists flutter in the breeze. A picture of amazing...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 17:27

New partner in military transport

Spain is the sixth country to join European Air Transport Command (EATC). The members of EATC make their military air transport...

News item | 03-07-2014 | 12:30

Netherlands ready for European combat unit

From today, Dutch military personnel are on stand-by for deployment to international hot spots and to evacuation operations and...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 17:20

Afghanistan mission ends for Air Force

Yesterday, the Dutch F-16s of the Air Task Force (ATF) in Mazar-e Sharif carried out their last operational sorties over...

News item | 01-07-2014 | 09:35

Minister of Defence suspends acceptance of new Dutch NH90 helicopters

The corrosion and wear symptoms on the NH90 helicopter are more serious than expected, leading the Ministry of Defence to...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

Minister calls for more European NATO responsibility

"I do not intend to paint a gloomy picture or suggest that we should expect a new large-scale armed conflict. I do think,...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:35

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