popup_type=normal}3rd June - Today the helicopters of the Slovakian contingent of EUFOR flew out of Camp Butmir to return to Slovakia. After years spent contributing to Operation ALTHEA goals and objectives, Slovakian heli detachment is withdrawing from the mission.
The final briefing of Slovakian helicopter crews was given by their Commander the day before, on the 2nd June. However, the helicopters were forced to remain on ground due to the poor weather conditions. When the weather finally cleared on 3rd June, Slovakian helicopters took off from Camp Butmir heli pad for the last time.
In the words of one of the departing Slovakians, “it was a pleasure and a privilege for us to serve in EUFOR and we will take with us many fond memories of our colleagues that are staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
Slovakians still retain a number of troops as part of EUFOR and continue to contribute to the mission.
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