A look at the Defence news 22 - 28 June

HNLMS De Ruyter returned to Den Helder after a well-executed mission. The frigate deployed to the Strait of Hormuz, a busy shipping route in a region in which tensions run high, at the end of January.

Former Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Alexander Schnitger has died

Lieutenant General Alexander Schnitger (retd) passed away on Saturday 27 June. Schnitger was Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force from 2012 to 2016.

Defence will again support Invictus Games in 2021

The Ministry of Defence will again support the Invictus Games in The Hague next year. Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten made this known during Dutch Veterans Day.