Brunssum, the Netherlands – Tuesday 1st October, Colonel
Edwin Altena handed command of the Base Support Group at JFC Brunssum (JFCBS)
to his successor, Captain Henk Zwier, Royal Netherlands Navy.
In his remarks, Lieutenant
General Stuart Skeates CBE (Deputy Commander JFCBS) thanked Colonel Altena for
his outstanding contribution, described him as professional and dedicated, and highlighted
his excellent initiatives that have extended into the local community.
In response, Colonel Altena
expressed his sincere thanks for the support he had received from the Command
Group and his immediate Line Manager, the proactive dedication of his Staff and,
very importantly, the understanding of his wife. He stated he would always have fond memories
of his time as Commander of JFCBS’ Base Support Group.
Captain Zwier thanked Colonel
Altena for his hard work and stated he felt it an honour to be his successor.