On the 26 February 2015, the Multinational Battalion (MNBN) held a ceremony to present the “Battalion-Badge” to all the soldiers, who have recently arrived in theatre.
The badge has a green background with a sword in the middle, this stands for military honour, freedom and strength. In the centre of the sword is a blue circle, which includes golden stars, symbolising the European Union and the three national flags of the participating nations of Austria, Hungary and Turkey.
Part of a family
LTC Michael KÖCK, Commander of the MNBN, personally presented the badge to all members of his battalion staff, attaching it to their right shoulders whilst delivering some personal words and a hand shake. He then addressed all the soldiers and finished his speech by saying, “Now you are part of a family – wear the badge with honour!”