UK–Dutch Battlegroup


The UK–Dutch Battlegroup[3] or UK/NL EUBG 2010 (Dutch: Brits-Nederlandse Battlegroup[4] or Nederlands-Britse Battlegroup)[5] is an EU Battlegroup led by the United Kingdom, in which the Netherlands also participate. It was on standby during the first half of 2010, simultaneously with Battlegroup I-2010.[1][2]

UK–Dutch Battlegroup
UK/NL EUBG 2010
Active1 January 2010 30 June 2010[1][2]
Country United Kingdom
 Netherlands
Allegiance European Union
BranchEU Battlegroup
TypeRapid reaction force
Size1500
Part ofEuropean Union Military Staff
Garrison/HQLondon, United Kingdom

The core of the battlegroup was formed by the United Kingdom/Netherlands Amphibious Force (UK/NL AF), that has existed since 1972.[4][6][7]

Composition and equipment


The Dutch provided the 11th Infantry Company of the Korps Mariniers, mortar support, medical support, a logistics detachment, a senior national representative and personnel for a combined headquarters staff. Within the battlegroup, the marines company is embedded in the 42 Commando Royal Marines.[5]

Exercise


In late November 2009, UK/NL EUBG 2010 conducted exercises, codenamed "Orange Marauder" in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. Evacuation operations, convoy escorting and patrolling, as well as staff functioning, were trained.[5]

References


  1. Volpi, Valerio (2011). Why Europe Will Not Run the 21st Century: Reflections on the Need for a New European Federation. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 1443830526. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. Landstrom, Gustav (February 2007). "Enter the EU Battlegroups" (PDF). Chaillot Paper. EUISS (97): 88. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. Bonaiuti, Chiara; Lodovisi, Achille (2010). Sicurezza, controllo e finanza. Le nuove dimensioni del mercato degli armamenti (in Italian). Milan: Editoriale Jaca Book. p. 273. ISBN 8816409274. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. "Onderzoek NATO Response Force" (PDF). Parlement.com (in Dutch). House of Representatives of the Netherlands. 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. "Nederland paraat voor snelle inzet". Defensie.nl (in Dutch). Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. "Brits-Nederlandse samenwerking mariniers". Defensie.nl (in Dutch). Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. John Hutton (25 March 2009). "EU Battlegroups". Hansard. House of Commons of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 9 July 2015.