The Nordic Battlegroup (NBG) will be on standby during half of 2015 and within ten days be able to be operational within a 6,000 kilometre radius of Brussels. The Military Police platoon that is now training at the Life Guard Regiment will be able to carry out escorts, personal security and criminal investigations.
"All seven countries that are part of the NBG are represented in the Military Police platoon. We are unique in that regard, that we have personnel from all the countries, right down to squad level," says Daniel Hellström.
The Military Police are now being trained in vehicles and Swedish weapon systems and after the summer, other countries will also be training at the Life Guard Regiment.
"It is important that the Military Police is able to collaborate effectively when several countries are working within the same area, which we can, thanks to the fact that we are training together. The training and collaboration with the Estonians has gone well and I am very pleased," says Daniel Hellström.
"The Swedes have been very hospitable and everything has worked well so far," says Sergeant Marko Kaljuvee.