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1 German/Netherlands Corps takes over NATO Response Force land component command

10 January 2019

Key Points

  • 1GNC took over the land component command of the NRF from Italy on 9 January
  • Command of the NRF’s VJTF was handed over to Germany’s Panzerlehrbrigade 9, with the participation of eight other nations

The 1 German/Netherlands Corps (1GNC) took over the land component command of the NATO Response Force (NRF) from the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy on 9 January.

Lt Gen John Thomson, commander of LANDCOM, passing the NRF standard to Lt Gen Michiel van der Laan, Commander of 1GNC in Münster, Germany, on 9 January. (NATO LANDCOM)Lt Gen John Thomson, commander of LANDCOM, passing the NRF standard to Lt Gen Michiel van der Laan, Commander of 1GNC in Münster, Germany, on 9 January. (NATO LANDCOM)

During the ceremony marking the occasion in Münster, Germany, where 1GNC is headquartered, Lieutenant General John Thomson, commander of NATO Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), handed the NRF standard over to 1GNC commander Lieutenant General Michiel van der Laan.





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