Soldiers on Bonaire

From Thursday January 17th up to and including Friday January 25th the island of Bonaire will be part of a scenario for an exercise of the Army company in the part of the Dutch Kingdom in the West. The whole company, consisting of about a hundred soldiers, will practice for the eventual provision of military assistance. On January 16th Hr.Ms. Pelikaan will enter the port of Bonaire with the company on board.


The exercise on Bonaire is part of the regular training program for the company, which is changed every four months on CuraƧao. For that reason, the training will take place every four months on Bonaire, because this unit is responsible for providing direct military assistance after the request of the Kingdom Representative.

The primary goal for this unit is also to get acquainted with the island of Bonaire, the local authorities and emergency services and to train with them and share experiences.