|Left to Right: HE Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martín and COMEUFOR review the medal parade.|
On 27th September 2010 the Spanish Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E Alejandro Alvargonzález San Martín attended a medal parade to honour those who have served in the mission. The majority of those receiving medals were Spanish who are nearing the end of their contribution to EUFOR in BiH.
COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair, thanked all those who received their medals, telling them that they could be proud of their hard work, their professionalism and their contribution to the country.
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|Left to Right: Outgoing COS Brigadier General Bischof receiving his Operation ALTHEA medal from COM EUFOR. In background is new COS Brigadier General Giesa.|
During the ceremony in the Helicopter Hangar of Camp Butmir, Lieutenant General Glatz contemplated the successful past and future cooperation of the European forces within the EUFOR Althea mission. The outgoing Chief of Staff, General BISCHOF, looked back on almost seven months full mutual assistance and fulfilling duty. He addressed the German soldiers and thanked them for their consistent professionalism. The ceremony was accompanied by music from the Bosnian Music-Corps.
|COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bisschof, awarding a medal.|
On 23rd August 2010, the 17th German EUFOR contingent held its Medal Parade near Camp Butmir’s “Echoes CJ 10”. 75 soldiers were decorated for their service here in Bosnia and Herzegovina. COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof, who is also the Commander of the German contingent, stated during his speech: “It is the International Community’s distinguished ambition to prevent the return of violence to this area. Just by serving as a soldier in Camp Butmir we give the people the justified feeling of security.”
|Lt Col Richard Gruber taking over the flag from COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof.|
On 18th August 2010 the Change of Command (CoC) ceremony of the Austrian National Element and the Regional Coordination Center (RCC) 4 took place in Tuzla in the presence of COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof and the Austrian National Contingent Commander, Colonel Johann Lattacher. Austria was also represented by Mag. Brigitte Pfriemer, Chargé d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy in BiH.
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