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.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra: “Together we make up the Norway we love so much”
Roughly 200 guests were gathered at the Royal Palace on Friday evening to celebrate the 18th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra. In her remarks, the Princess spoke about how fortunate she was to grow up in Norway and pointed out that everyone has a place and task in Norwegian society.
Group photographs before dinner
Family and Royals from all over Europe are gathered at the Royal Palace to celebrate the 18th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra. Before dinner, new photographs were taken.