Monday, 16 April, marked the formal incorporation of Belgium into Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), at Imjin Barracks, Gloucester.
|The flag of Belgium about to be formally raised at Imjin Barracks. ©UK MOD Crown Copyright (2012) Open Government Licence.|
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The arrival of Lieutenant Colonel Geert Marien means that HQ ARRC is now made up of military staff from across 16 different NATO countries.
Belgium joins Canada, the Czech republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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