Very nice pix!!
New Camocolor? Pink?
The 12th Infantry battalion 'Van Heutz' is keeper of the traditions of the NDVN, the NDVN fought in Korea attached to the US 2nd ID.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiment_Van_HeutszThe Regiment Van Heutsz is a line infantry regiment of the Royal Netherlands Army. The regiment was named after J.B. van Heutsz a former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, and was formed on July 1, 1950. It currently, in 2011, operates as 12 Air Assault Infantry Battalion as part of 11 Luchtmobiele (Airmobile) Brigade "7 December". From 2006 till 2010, the battalion formed the basis of the battlegroup attached to Task Force Uruzgan, the primary Dutch component of the multi-national forces in Afghanistan. The regiment maintains the traditions of the Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger.
Additionally, the regiment has inherited the honours and traditions of the Nederlands Detachement Verenigde Naties (Netherlands Detachment United Nations). The regiment was only recently raised when the Korean War battalion was formed on October 26, 1950, but took the detachment as its first battalion. The regiment has the battle honor Korea 1950–1954 on its colors. Since the new regiment did not have its colors in 1950, a Dutch flag that was used in Korea as the "battle flag " of the Nederlands Detachement Verenigde Naties became the regimental colors. This flag now has official status and is shown on every parade and function of the regiment. American and Korean battle streamers, representing the Presidential Unit Citation, are attached to this flag.
A friend of mine made a 1/72 scale mockup of the battle for Chora. He will be displaying it at "de landmachtdagen" saturday may 12th. (he won't be there on the other days)
Others will be displaying their own mockups.
He is not military, but he cares a lot about veterans.
Anyway, I've seen parts of the mockup and it looks great.
Just a heads up for those of you who'll be there.
The first Dutch F-35 continues its way to first flight. The aircraft recently underwent engine runs.
(Photo: Dutch defense ministry)
AN-1 is due to be handed over to the Dutch military after the summer, the defense ministry says, after logging its first flight while still under Lockheed Martin ownership.
Succesful Launch of Military Communications Satellite
Lancering van Atlas V-draagraket met AEHF-2 satelliet vanaf Space Launch Complex-41. Foto: United Launch Alliance
This second satellite, in a series of four, is part of the 'Militaire Satelliet Communicatie' project (SHF and AEHF).
On completion in 2016 it will include ground stations in Curašao and the Netherlands, mobile ground terminals and ship terminals for on board the 4 LCF Frigates.
De Atlas V-draagraket, met in de witte kop de te lanceren AEHF-2 satelliet, wordt naar het lanceerplatform op Cape Canaveral gereden. Foto: United Launch Alliance
The project is a co÷peration project of Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.
Artist Impression van de kop van de Atlas V-draagraket waarin de satelliet opgevouwen zit en rechts de satelliet zoals deze na uitvouwen in de dampkring rondcirkelt. Foto: United Launch Alliance