A look at the Defence news 20 – 27 November

Commodore Ludger Brummelaar has been appointed as the new Chief of the Military Household of His Majesty the King. He will first be promoted to the rank of rear admiral and succeed Major General Hans van der Louw on 1 January 2018.

Doorman in the harbour of Den Helder

HNLMS Karel Doorman arrives in the harbour of Den Helder.

Doorman returns from the Caribbean

HNLMS Karel Doorman has returned to its home port of Den Helder. Over the past few months, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s biggest support ship transported relief supplies to the Caribbean after the hurricanes Irma and Maria had caused devastation on several islands in the area.