Completed Army paratrooper course
This week His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon completed and passed military static course and is now a certified military paratrooper.
The course attended by the Crown Prince was administered by the Norwegian Army Special Forces Command (FSK). In a simple ceremony at Camp Rena on Thursday evening, the Crown Prince was awarded the insignia showing he is a qualified military tactical paratrooper.
Crown Prince Haakon took FSK’s regular parachuting course together with other soldiers. The course was held at Camp Rena and encompassed a series of physical tests and training jumps in both daylight and night conditions. The Crown Prince passed all the standard requirements and is now certified as a tactical paratrooper for static-line round parachute jumps.
Norwegian Army Special Forces Command (FSK)
FSK is a versatile special operations forces unit capable of rapid reaction and carrying out missions for national and international crisis management. The unit is located at Camp Rena in Østerdalen, and supports the police in counter-terrorist activities at sites such as offshore petroleum installations, vessels in Norwegian waters and installations on land.
Congratulations are presented today from His Majesty King Harald to His Excellency Mr Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia.
World Heritage at Vega
In 2004, UNESCO inscribed the Vega Archipelago on the World Heritage List. Today His Royal Highness The Crown Prince was in attendance to open the new Vega Archipelago World Heritage Centre – Norway’s first authorised centre of its kind.