|Major General Bair, COM EUFOR, His Excellency Alvargonzález San Martin, Spanish Ambassador and Brigadier General Nagy, DCOM EUFOR.|
The Spanish Contingent of EUFOR held a remembrance ceremony for the 23 Spanish soldiers who had given their lives to the mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina today, 18 May. The ceremony was held in the Memorial Park, Camp Butmir and attended by the Spanish Ambassador, His Excellency Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martin and Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR.
|New COM MNBN, Lt Col Friedrich Ölböck, taking over the MNBN flag from COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair.|
Major General Bernhard Bair, COM EUFOR presided over a change of command ceremony on Camp Butmir on 10th May 2011. The event marked the handover of command within the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Lieutenant Colonel Bernd Rott, Austrian Army handed over command to Lt Col Friedrich Ölböck, Austrian Army, after seven months in command. Lt Col Rott took over Command of the MNBN from the Spanish Contingent on 18th October 2010.
The parade consisted of troops from all of the nations that form the MNBN. Major General Bair praised the outgoing Commander for his professionalism and dedication in ensuring that his troops were well trained and ready to undertake their mission. The MNBN currently consists of personnel from Austria, Hungary and Turkey.
|Major General Bair, COM EUFOR and Mr Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY joined by Lt Col Mulligan, Mr Tucker and Mr Swinnen|
|Lt Col Broeksma presents the first copy of the guidelines to the Director of BHMAC, Mr Gavran|
Lieutenant Colonel Broeksma of EUFOR’s Joint Military Affairs Branch, stated, “That EUFOR supports the vision to have BiH free of mines by 2019 but that it will require the appropriate budget and the involvement of both the general public and the politicians.”
|(L – R) Brigadier General Giesa, Major General Bair, Brigadier General Nagy.|
On 23rd March 2011, COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair presided over a ceremony to mark the Hand Over/Take Over of his Chief of Staff. Members of the EUFOR HQ participated in a parade outside of the HQ building where they witnessed Brigadier General Günter Giesa formally handover this important position to Brigadier General Nagy.
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