KTM marked Change of Command ceremony
Pristina – KFOR Commander, Major General Giovanni FUNGO, presided
the KFOR Tactical Manoeuvre Battalion (KTM) Change of Command ceremony at
Camp Slim Lines, on Friday, April 28th . On this occasion, outgoing Commander,
Lieutenant Colonel António CARDOSO (Portuguese Army), handed over the
command of KTM to Lieutenant Colonel Attila BUDAI (Hungarian Army).
Addressing the troops, General FUNGO expressed his appreciation for the
outstanding performances of both Hungarian and Portuguese contingents belonging
to the KTM. Furthermore, COMKFOR congratulated the Portuguese soldiers whose
withdrawal marked the end of the Portuguese Armed Forces contribution to the KTM.
Moreover, COMKFOR praised both Hungary and Portugal for sending their "best
youth” to serve in this region.
The ceremony was attended by Major General János HUSZÁR, Commander of the
Hungarian Joint Force Command, and Major General José Manuel CARDOSO
LAURENCO, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Portuguese Joint Operations Command
that awarded COMKFOR with the Saint George’s Cross 1st Class.