Czech Air Force to take over Baltic air policing duties at Amari, Estonia

  • 2019-08-30
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - A change of rotation ceremony of the NATO Baltic air policing mission will take place at the Amari air base in Estonia on Monday where the Czech Air Force will take over the air policing duties performed out of Amari from the Royal Air Force.

This will be the first time for a Czech contingent to perform the Baltic air policing mission.

The ceremony at Amari will be attended by Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik, Czech Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar, the UK's deputy commander of operations at Headquarters Air Command, Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew, and commander of the Estonian defense forces Maj. Gen. Martin Herem.