Estonian president bestows Order of Cross of Terra Mariana on top UK DefMin official

  • 2020-08-24
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid bestowed the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class, on Nick Gurr, outgoing director for international security policy at the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom. 

Kaljulaid said that the allied battle group operating at Tapa is the work of many politicians, officials and military personnel, but it is very much the credit of Nick Gurr that the creation and launch of the battle group stationed in Estonia went so smoothly.

"Estonian national decorations are intended for people who are true friends of Estonia and have put more effort into their work than their job description stipulates. Namely such a person -- a true friend of Estonia -- is also the recipient of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Nick Gurr," the head of state said on her Facebook page.