Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.170 - 08 June 2016
June 10, 2016 - 75 Years Since the Establishment of the First Romanian Paratroopers Unit
The celebration of 75 years since the establishment of the first Romanian Paratroopers Unit is marked by ceremonies organized in Bucharest and Buzău, as follows:
- A wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the Paratroopers Heroes in the courtyard of the Romanian Televison, Thursday, June 9, from 09.00 hrs.;
- A ceremony marking the end of field exercise „Memorial general-maior Grigore BAȘTAN - 2016”, in Dacia Square in Buzău, on Friday, June 10, from 11.00 hrs. ;
- An exhibition of paratroopers eqipment and paratroopers’ drills will be organized at Clinceni Airdrome, from 13.30 hrs.
Journalists are invited to participate in the activities. Person of contact for Clinceni Airdrome știi sunt invitați să asiste la activități. Persoană de contact pentru Aerodromul Clinceni - Colonel Romeo Feraru, GSM : 0724221837, for the ceremony in Buzău, Lieutenant Colonel Dragoș Axinia, GSM : 0723198922.
On June 10, 1941 by the Order D.M. 93/1941 the first Paratroopers unit was established – the Company of Special Missions – under the command of Lieutenant Stefan Soverth.