A look at the Defence news 30 November - 6 December

Lieutenant General (retired) Ton van Loon has been awarded the Kosovan Order of Freedom. He was awarded the decoration for his “exceptional contribution to freedom and peace in Kosovo”.

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In 1999, Van Loon was commander of the artillerymen who were deployed to Kosovo as part of the NATO-led peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR).