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.
Science and culture
Research, sports, beekeeping and music. Norway and Slovenia share a wide array of interests, and today the King and Queen and the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, gained insight into several of them.
State visit from Slovenia
Today Their Majesties The King and Queen welcomed the President of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, to Norway. This is the first State Visit to Norway of a Slovenian President and King Harald and Queen Sonja are his hosts.