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Change of Command of Regional Coordination Centre East

Change of Command of Regional Coordination Centre East
Lt Col Willemse hands over EU Flag to Lt Col Blasch.

The 24th November 2010 saw the change of Command of the Regional Coordination Centre (RCC) East at Camp Edelweiß in Tuzla.  Lt Col Richard Gruber handed over the command of the seven Liaioson and Observation Teams (LOT) houses in the area, and their support, to Lt Col Christoph Blasch. Both officers are from Austria.

The LOT houses are the eyes and ears of EUFOR around Bosnia and Herzegovina and an important aspect of maintain an awareness of the security situation in the country. The location of the LOT houses can be found on the EUFOR website here.

The ceremony was attended by Colonel Johannes Lattacher, the commander of the Austrian contingent in BiH, who handed over the Austrian flag, and Lt Col Johannes Willemse (the Dutch Chief of LOT activities) who handed over the European flag. The Austrian Ambassador to BiH also attended and awarded Op Althea Medals to a number of departing troops.