The Fijian Prime Minister the Hon Rear Admiral Josaia
Voreqe Bainimarama visited UNDOF on the Alpha side on 09 Nov 2016 and visited
Fijian troops serving in UNDOF on the Alpha side on the 09 Nov 2016.
On the 07 Nov 2016 the 54 Inf Gp in UNDOF had
the privilege of hosting a visit from the the
UK’s Scottish National Party (SNP) led by the Westminster Group Leader and
Deputy Leader of the SNP, Rt
Hon Angus Robertson. The delegation included Dr. Paul
Monaghan Member of Parliament (MP), Ms Kirsten Oswald MP and Ms Lynsey-Anne
Marwick Assistant to Mr Robertson. The UK guests received an Operations Brief
in the Force Headquarters delivered by Chief Operations Officer, Lt Col Declan
Crummey and an FRC
capability display from the 54 Inf Gp.
UNDOF continued its team building programme
in the mission when it hosted an Inter-Contingent sports competition in Oct
2016. Events of this nature helps embed a culture which compliments
UNDOF’s moto: ONE MISSION, ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL.
President of Fiji, His Excellency Jioji
Konusi Konrote led a ten (10) member delegation to visit Fijian troops in UNDOF
on the 26 Oct 2016. The President also visited Fijian Peacekeepers in UNTSO and
those serving in MFO in Sinai during his tour to the region from the 25 Oct to
the 30 Oct 2016.
part of his visit to UNTSO, Lt Gen Rune Jakobsen, Norwegian National Joint
Headquarters (NJHQ) also led an eight (8) member delegation to visit Camp
Ziouani, UNDOF on the 08 Oct 2016. The
purpose of the visit to UNDOF was to get an update on the current situation and
to visit Norwegian Military personnel serving in the region.
On 21st Sep 2016 Maj
Gen Kieran Brennan, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations from the Irish Defence
Forces met FC/HoM 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 visit 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.