NATO Day in Ostrava

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

The NATO Day helped increase defence and security issues awareness and provided a spectacular happening for 55 thousand visitors.

British RAF - RED ARROWS Team

Having been organised from 2001, the NATO Day took place in Ostrava in the northeastern part of the Czech Republic for the sixth time already on 16 September 2006.


The all-day show presented heavy military, police and rescue equipment, together with professional skills of personnel in dynamic displays. Even though the majority of Czech ground and air units and organisations participated in the NATO Day, visitors were fascinated by skills of a lot of foreign military and police groups and teams.

NATO Day starts Polish military display Czech Police display Set to defend Display supported by weather

The NATO Day was again the largest non-commercial presentation of the military-, police- and rescue- related teams in the Czech Republic supported and sponsored by Czech ministries of defence, foreign affairs and interior, Czech Customs Administration, Czech Prison Service, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, and a number of co-organisers and partners having a nation-wide reach.


Flags of 26 members + NATO one airborne Czech JAS-39 Gripen fighters British RAF - RED ARROWS Team ARROWS Acrobatic Symphony

The Czech VIP guests included Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandr Vondra, Minister of Local Development Petr Gandalovič, First Deputy Minister of Defence Martin Barták, Chief of the General Staff of ACR Army General Pavel Štefka, and others, and NATO was represented by Deputy General Secretary of NATO for Operations Adam Kobieracki.

The NATO Day was organised by Czech non-governmental organisation JAGELLO 2000.

Posted: September 19, 2006