Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.31 - 26 February 2015
The minister of national defence attends battalions` anniversary ceremony in Bistrița
Defence minister Mircea Dușa will participate in the anniversary ceremony of 812 "Bistrița" Infantry Battalion and 817 "Petru Rareș" Prundu – Bârgăului Artillery Battalion on Friday, February 27, beginning with 10, 00 am.
The combat colors of 817 "Petru Rareș" Artillery Battalion will be decorated during a ceremony held at the battalion’s headquarters from Bistrița. Also, awards will be offered to the soldiers for outstanding accomplishments both in domestic and international missions.
Since 1996, the soldiers of the two battalions have participated in numerous UN and NATO-led missions in the theaters of operations from Angola (UNAVEM - 1996, MONUA-1998), Kosovo (BELUROKOS - 2001, 2002), Afghanistan (ENDURING FREEDOM - 2002, 2003, ISAF - 2010, 2011, 2014) and Iraq (ANTICA BABILONIA - 2004, 2005).