A look at the Defence news, 19 – 25 October

The government has informed the House of Representatives that compensation will be made available to children of Indonesians who were summarily executed in the period 1945-1950.

Defence organisation to develop ground-based air defence capabilities with 9 NATO partners

With 9 NATO allies, the Netherlands has launched a multinational initiative for the development of new ground-based air defence capabilities. The initiative was launched during the 2-day virtual meeting of NATO defence ministers.

Marines smash speed march world record by almost 18 minutes

Dutch current and former marines smashed the speed march world record in Den Helder this week. They beat the old record, which had been held by the British since 2016, by almost 18 minutes.