Integration has not been easy to achieve, at least in part, because of the need to use several interpreters to cope with the wide variety of languages involved.
Battalions are made up of approximately 70% ex-PLAN and 30% ex-SWATF.
At Turkish we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone.
:) At Greek we are committed to providing you a safe and friendly environment where you can comfortably meet that special someone.
The team, initially 55 strong, was duly deployed on 26 March 1990 and the first leaders cadre, for the 1st and 2nd Battalions, was run from 17 April to 2 June.
By 1 July, the 1st Battalion, about 1 000 men strong, accompanied by 5 BMATT Advisors, had deployed to the northern border.
No-one would pretend that everything was working perfectly, nevertheless, a great deal had been achieved in the first year following independence.
Most people would probably agree that at some 7 500 strong the Army is unnecessarily large, but sensible plans will need to be made for the employment of any surplus soldiers before they are discharged.