Czech troops for NRF 2013 ready
More than 750 personnel of the Czech military have been certified for the NATO Response Force 2013 and come under command of HQ ARRC, as the Land Component Command within the 2013 NRF.
Specialists of the 31st Brigade of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Protection, 53rd Brigade of Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare, 14th Logistic Support Brigade, 25th Air Defence Missile Brigade, the Hospital Base, 15th Engineer Brigade, and the 103rd CIMIC/PSYOPS Centre form the Czech contribution to the allied force.
The full readiness of the Czech contribution confirmed commander of the Task Force Colonel Jaroslav Ackermann at the final meeting of Czech componets’ commanders that was held at Strakonice Barracs, home of the 31st Brigade, in December 2012, following Combat Readiness Evaluation of participating units.
Headquarters, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps conducted a ceremony and parade on Imjin Barracks near Innsworth in Gloucestershire on January 16, to celebrate the assumption of their role in NATO Response Force for 2013.
The NATO Response Force initiative was announced at the Prague Summit in November 2002 while NRF concept was approved at the Brussels defence ministerial meeting in June 2003.
The Czech Republic has contributed to NRF since 2004.
Read also details on Headquarters of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps:
- HQ ARRC assumes NRF 2013 command. Ceremony and military parade
- Photographs of this and other stories about the ARRC (www.flickr.com)
- ARRC web pages (www.arrc.nato.int)
Pictures: CPT Jana Samcova, Strakonice, and HQ ARRC, Imjin Barracks
Posted: January 21, 2013