Spanish X Brigade Flag Presentation

2021, December 15 - 2:45pm

On the 15th of December 2021, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Greece (NRDC-GR) held an official ceremony at its premises, on the occasion of the change of the Spanish Affiliated Formation. Since the 1st of January 2021, the X Brigade ‘’GUZMAN EL BUENO’’, replaced the XVI Brigade ‘’CANARIAS’’, but due to the COVID-19 related restrictions and training obligations the ceremony was not possible to take place earlier.

The Commander of the X Brigade ‘’GUZMAN EL BUENO’’, Brigadier General Ignacio OLAZABAL, had an office call by the NRDC-GR Commander, Lieutenant General Anastasios SPANOS at the Hellenic C’ Army Corps historical building, where the Commander had the opportunity to welcome X Brigade as NRDC-GR Affiliated Formation and express his strong belief for a close and beneficial for both sides relation.  Afterwards, the presentation of the X Brigade ‘’GUZMAN EL BUENO’’ Flag to the NRDC-GR Commander took place at the premises of NRDC-GR. The C’ Corps Military Band played not only the Greek and Spanish National Anthems but also the ‘’Banderita Española’’, a Spanish Military March. Later, the honored guest received the basic brief of NRDC-GR and gave the basic brief of his Brigade. Finally he signed the NRDC-GR Guest’s Book.       

At the end, a small reception took place at HQ premises. During the event, all the respective COVID-19 pandemic protocols were implemented and the protective measures followed.

We would like to thank everybody serving or served in the XVI Brigade ‘’CANARIAS’’, for the excellent cooperation we had all these years and of course welcome the X Brigade ‘’GUZMAN EL BUENO’’ personnel to the ‘’NRDC-GR Family’’!