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The Spanish contingent takes part with personnel and assets on the Transfer of Command and Authority of Battle Group "Latvia"

January 26, 2021
  • The first 2021 rotation of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) mission deploys in Adazi

Adazi Base in Latvia hosted the Transfer of Command and Authority ceremony (TOCA) within NATO's Battle Group deployed to Latvia, as part of the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) mission. The handover took place between outgoing Task Force Beast and incoming Task Force Wolverine, both of them commanded by a Canadian Lieutenant Colonel as Battle Group's Host Nation.

Within the large deployment of resources from the different nationalities that make up the Battle Group, the contingent of the 'Aragon I' Brigade (eFP VIII) displayed 'Leopard' tanks and sapper vehicles. Incoming Battle Group's Deputy Commander, is a Spanish Officer and he also attended the TOCA ceremony.

Operation Enhanced Forward Presence is a multinational defensive mission, in which Spain shows its solidarity and commitment to collective defence and shared security with our allies.