A look at the Defence news 25 – 31 January

Around 120 Dutch military personnel have arrived at Erbil airport in northern Iraq, where they will assist in the provision of airport security at this international airport. This group is the 1st rotation of the Force Protection company.

Rear Admiral Boudewijn Boots.
Rear Admiral Boudewijn Boots will be the Netherlands Vice Chief of Defence.

Boudewijn Boots new Vice Chief of Defence

On 8 March, Rear Admiral Boudewijn Boots will take over from Lieutenant General Onno Eichelsheim as the Netherlands Vice Chief of Defence. In relation to his new post, Boots, who is currently the Director of Operations with the Defence Staff, will be promoted to the rank of vice admiral on 22 February.