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EPRC Command handed over on 29 June 2018

The first Change of Command was conducted for the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) at Poggio Renatico on 29 June 2018, when Col D Fanelli passed on his duties to Col S Demps. The Ceremony was hosted by MG Conserva, the Italian Steering Group Member and conducted by BG Marboeuf, the EPRC Director. Following the […]

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APROC 2018 successfully completed

The Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives’ Course (APROC) 2018 was successfully completed on 7 June 2018 at the Dutch Main Operating Base of Gilze Rijen near Breda in the southern part of the Netherlands.  This was the 12th iteration of this series of courses held annually at different locations throughout Europe. For this year’s course […]

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The JPR Module is the first attempt to support a tailored course for the EF-2000 Pilots aimed to enable them to act first as RESCORT (Rescue Escort) elements and later as a Rescue Mission Commander (RMC) as tasked by the Italian Air Force Command. The Module was a part of a training scheme developed by […]

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EPRC recognised by NATO as a Partnership Training and Education Centre

On 23  Feb 2018 the EPRC was recognised by NATO as the 32nd Partnership Training and Education Centre (PTEC), after Italy as the Host Nation of the Centre applied in behalf of the seven member nations of the EPRC for this status. With this recognition, the EPRC became part of the select group of organisations […]

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12th ITA Joint PR Staff Course

The 12th Edition of the EDA sponsored Joint Personnel Recovery Staff Course (JPRSC) took place in Guidonia (ITA) at the Joint School from 12 to 22 September. Italy hosted this EDA course and it has been the first iteration where EPRC has supported a nation in delivering it. The role of the EPRC for this […]

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Enhancing the training for Personnel Recovery

From 25th to 27th July 2017, the Italian Joint Air Operation School, IT- JAOS (Scuola di Aerocooperazione – SAC) located at Guidonia Air Force Base, nearby Rome, requested the support of Subject Matter Experts (SME) from the European Personnel Recovery Centre (EPRC) to conduct a trial activity in order to explore the use of an […]

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