Latvian Navy Sergeant Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Latvia Joining EU aboard FGS Brandenburg

Latvian Navy Sergeant Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Latvia Joining EU aboard FGS Brandenburg

On Thursday 1 May Latvia celebrated its 10th anniversary as a member of the European Union. During the past decade Latvian National Armed Forces have made a significant contribution to EU operations, including the EU’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta.

 

Latvian Navy Sergeant, Aleksandrs Stepancuks, is currently serving as a member of the international staff on board the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg, and to mark the special 10th anniversary, the Force Headquarters staff came together on the warship’s flight deck for a group photograph.

Speaking about the celebration, the 32 year old Latvian Navy Sergeant said “It is a pleasure and honour to be part of the international staff on board the EU flagship and I really appreciate that I have been able to celebrate this special day with my EU comrades.”

The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral zur Mühlen added “I am extremely proud of my international staff and their determination to achieve our common goal of deterring and disrupting piracy off the Horn of Africa.”

Press Release, May 2, 2014; Image: EU Navfor

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

PACIFIC 2019

As the only comprehensive international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, PACIFIC 2019…

read more >

Maritime Information Warfare 2019

SMi’s Maritime Information Warfare conference is returning to London…

read more >