|Left to Right: COS EUFOR, Dr. Susanne Kastner, DCOM EUFOR|
|Helicopter, crew and Medical Team in Bihac|
The one of the Austrian pilots said “It was a tricky night flight due to the cold weather – we had to fly north via Teslic to avoid the worse of the snow showers.”
|COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Günter Giesa, presenting a medal.
COS EUFOR, Brigadier General Günter Giesa presented the medals and praised the professionalism, loyalty and commitment of all the soldiers and thanked them for a job well done.
|Governor of Rotary District 1910 Dr. Barbara Kamler-Wild with COMEUFOR|
|Colonel José Manuel Santiago Marin, the Commander of the IPU leads parade past gathered dignitaries.|
Today, 20th October 2010, saw a ceremony to mark the official end of the European Gendarmerie Force (EGF) mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the closure of the Integrated Police Unit’s (IPU) HQ in Camp Butmir.
COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair praised the long work of the IPU and EGF saying “When this country only knew conflict and despair you helped bring peace, stability and security to so many citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
COM EUFOR praised all those who were receiving their OP ALTHEA medals, reminding them to be proud of their hard work, their professionalism and their contribution to the country.
|His Excellency Mr Raimondo De Cardona with Colonel Paolo Coletta.|
Commander of the Carabinieri Contingent in BiH and Logistics Support Unit Cdr, Colonel Paolo Coletta and Commander of Italian Contingent, Lt Col Ernesto Acciarino were presented with their Operation ALTHEA Medals by His Excellency Mr Raimondo De Cardona, Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with COM EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair. Colonel Edmondo Panaioli, Chief of the Information and Analysis Division (IAD) was also present at the ceremony.
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