After completing their final tour in Afghanistan, nine Hungarian soldiers arrived back in Hungary on Tuesday night at the 59th Dezső Szentgyörgyi Air Base in Kecskemét.
Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces, received the Hungarian flag from the contingent’s Afghanistan headquarters, and said
the flag was a symbol of the Hungarian soldiers’ great endeavours together with their NATO colleagues towards maintaining joint security over the past 18 years.
The commander called on those Hungarian soldiers who had successfully completed their mission and returned to their families to remember seven of their comrades who had given their lives in Afghanistan for the security of the Hungarian people and the world.
Two Gripen jets accompanied the plane carrying the returning soldiers through Hungarian airspace to Kecskemét air base.