To mark Veterans Day 2018, representatives of the Czech Armed Forces, politicians, and the public commemorated the bravery and heroism of the soldiers who fought in two world wars and, this year, a new generation of war veterans were also recognised.
On 28th October, personnel and equipment from all military branches of the Czech Armed Forces, as well as various services from the Czech Integrated Rescue System, marked 100 years since the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic in what was the largest military parade in post-communist history.
On October 22nd, Czech ground air defence personnel from the 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment, after unloading vehicles and equipment at the Norwegian port of Fredrikstad, joined forces with the German 9th Armour Brigade to take part in the allied Trident Juncture 2018 exercise.
The final phase of the ‘Touches of Statehood’ exhibition was completed on October 5th by the attendance of President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman who officiated the opening at Prague Castle Riding School.
Czech paratroopers among the thousands of participants in mass air drop during Sabre Junction 2018 exercise
Approximately two hundred paratroopers from the 43rd Airborne Battalion, based in Chrudim, were invited by the 173rd U.S. Airborne Brigade to participate in the Sabre Junction 2018 international exercise which is being held at the Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Joint International Training Command, Germany, from September 17th to October 1st.