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Estonian MOD visits Doboj

By 2Lt Alexis Clement
First published in
SFOR Informer #95, August 30, 2000

Doboj - The Estonian Minister of Defence, Jüri Luik, visited Estonian troops participating in SFOR July 7-8. About 75 Estonian soldiers from the "E" Squadron of the Peacekeeping Centre recently participated in the NordPol Battle Group (NPBG) of the Multinational Division North (MND-N).
Luik arrived in Tuzla late in the afternoon July 7, where a delegation from the Division HQ welcomed him. He then went to the Nordpol Barracks camp in Doboj, and the battle group guard paid honour to him. Several meetings took place to update him on the work they had accomplished and that still to be done by the unit.
The next day, the minister and his delegation went to Dannevirke camp where the Estonian troops are stationed. He attended a military parade given in his honour by the E Company. During the parade, the minister presented the first prize award to the Estonian team who won the division shooting competition July 13. The minister was later shown the mostly Danish equipment personnel use during their patrols.
In another meeting, all the Estonian personnel gathered around their minister so he could take into account their expectations. During the meeting, he expressed his satisfaction for the work done -- a satisfaction shared by the Division HQ and the battle group leadership.
In the afternoon, Luik accompanied three platoons during their patrols. His visit ended the next day in Tuzla, where he took off to Kosovo to meet with other personnel from Estonia.

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Nations of SFOR: Estonia
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