Dutch Marines of the 2. Battalion during the exercise Cold Response 2012

Dutch Marines of the 2. Battalion during the exercise Cold Response 2012


The vessel HMNLS Rotterdam from the Netherlands during the exercise Cold Response 2012

The vessel HMNLS Rotterdam from the Netherlands during the exercise Cold Response 2012


Dutch Marines of the 2nd Battalion during Exercise Cold Response 2012

Dutch Marines of the 2nd Battalion during Exercise Cold Response 2012



marquesate:

I had to chuckle at p-d’s caption.
plausible-deniability:

Dutch Special Operations fire on enemy positions during a mission in Afghanistan. 
-I’ve never seen soldiers with such perfect hair then that of the Dutch SO, their only competition is French Special Operations. How they keep their hair that immaculate during long firefights and patrols is a secret only Europe’s elite operators know. 

marquesate:

I had to chuckle at p-d’s caption.

plausible-deniability:

Dutch Special Operations fire on enemy positions during a mission in Afghanistan. 

-I’ve never seen soldiers with such perfect hair then that of the Dutch SO, their only competition is French Special Operations. How they keep their hair that immaculate during long firefights and patrols is a secret only Europe’s elite operators know. 


A Dutch marine back from patrol in Uruzgan province. © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography

A Dutch marine back from patrol in Uruzgan province. © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography


Dutch Marines near Combat Outpost Tabar in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.  © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography

Dutch Marines near Combat Outpost Tabar in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography


Dutch Marines near Combat Outpost Tabar in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.  © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography

Dutch Marines near Combat Outpost Tabar in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. © 2012 · Claire Felicie Photography


This is the number of fatalities suffered by dutch troops while they were in Afghanistan. I made it in photoshop back in early November.

This is the number of fatalities suffered by dutch troops while they were in Afghanistan. I made it in photoshop back in early November.


mama-q:

The eyes of Marines before, during & after Afghanistan. Photographed by Dutch photographer Claire Felicie. 


Dutch honor guard soldiers carry the coffins of Dutch marines Jeroen Houweling, 29, and Marc Harders, 23, at the airport in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Both marines were killed when their vehicle was hit by a road side bomb on Saturday, April 17, in Afghanistan. (AP / Ed Oudenaarden, Pool)

Dutch honor guard soldiers carry the coffins of Dutch marines Jeroen Houweling, 29, and Marc Harders, 23, at the airport in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Both marines were killed when their vehicle was hit by a road side bomb on Saturday, April 17, in Afghanistan. (AP / Ed Oudenaarden, Pool)


A Dutch soldier with Afghans during a patrol in Chora valley in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province. Photo: AFP

A Dutch soldier with Afghans during a patrol in Chora valley in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province. Photo: AFP



Dutch troops in Uruzgan, Afghanistan - ANP

Dutch troops in Uruzgan, Afghanistan - ANP


Dutch commando Lieutenant Marco Kroon, 2009 recipient of the Military Order of William, in Afghanistan. The Military Order of William is the oldest and highest honour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, equivalent to the British Commonwealth’s Victoria Cross or America’s Medal of Honor. It was awarded to Lieutenant Kroon after an intense firefight in July 2006 in Uruzgan Province during which he was forced to call in extremely close air support from an AC-130 gunship to prevent the insurgents from overrunning his platoon’s position. Although his platoon suffered no casualties, the Taliban were decimated by the airborne salvo of 25mm, 40mm and 105mm shells and were forced to retreat.

Dutch commando Lieutenant Marco Kroon, 2009 recipient of the Military Order of William, in Afghanistan. The Military Order of William is the oldest and highest honour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, equivalent to the British Commonwealth’s Victoria Cross or America’s Medal of Honor. It was awarded to Lieutenant Kroon after an intense firefight in July 2006 in Uruzgan Province during which he was forced to call in extremely close air support from an AC-130 gunship to prevent the insurgents from overrunning his platoon’s position. Although his platoon suffered no casualties, the Taliban were decimated by the airborne salvo of 25mm, 40mm and 105mm shells and were forced to retreat.