On 21st Sep 2016 Maj
Gen Kieran Brennan, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations from the Irish Defence
Forces met HoM/FC Maj Gen Jai Shanker Menon in UNDOF HQ. Maj Gen Brennan
visited Irish troops in the mission and attended the Irish Contingent’s medal
parade. During his visited Maj Gen Brennan complimented the Irish troops on
their contribution to the mission’s continued success and paid tribute to the soldiers’
families for their support at home.
the 22 Sep 2016 a two (2) member delegation from the Netherlands led by Lt Col
Lengkeek and a
four (4) member delegation from Finland led by Lt Col Tero Koljonen visited
Members of Logbatt proudly received their UNDOF service medal from the DFC Brig Gen Mauri Tapani Koskela during a Military Ceremony in Camp Ziouani. This medal acknowledges valuable service and selfless commitment to peace in the Golan Heights.
On the 30th August 2016 the Nepalese
contingent received their UNDOF service medal from HoM/FC Maj Gen Jai Shanker
Menon during a military parade in Nepbatt Headquarters in the Golan Heights.
Their UNDOF service medal recognises steadfast dedication and devotion to duty
through challenging times.
HoM/FC Maj Gen Jai Shanker Menon supervised
the Hand Over-Take Over of the 4th Fijian Battalion from Lt Col
Seremaia Tuikoro to Lt Col Daunivakasala Ravunakana on the 29th
August 2016. The Fijian Contingent started their rotation on the 15
August 2016 which lasted for a few weeks. This is a challenging process which
requires solid management and competent planning to ensure that operational
effectiveness is maintained in all UNDOF's positions throughout this period.
The Indian Contingent completed their Hand
Over / Take Over in a ceremony in Camp Ziouani on the 21 August 2016 from Lt Col
Vivek Choudhary to Lt Col Vinay Kumar Gautam supervised by the DFC Brig Gen
Mauri Tapani Koskela. This Unit rotation involves a period of intense planning,
coordination, discussion, induction and knowledge transfer in order to ensure
the new arrivals are ready for their UNDOF challenge.