SOLBIATE OLONA (VA), 2nd October 2003. the base of the NATO Rapid Deployable – Italy was peacefully invaded, for a whole day, by music, dance and flavours from 11 countries. On this date the multinational headquarters held its first International Day aimed to strengthen and deepening friendship and mutual understanding in a happy and informal atmosphere.
More then 160 staff members of the NRDC-IT Headquarters participated in a major NATO exercise that took place off the west coast of Scotland from 15-26 September 2003.
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA) 01 AUGUST 2003. About 60 members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) led by its President, the Hon. Doug BEREUTER (United States of America) have visited the NRDC-IT headquarters in Solbiate Olona. The Commander, Lt Gen Fabrizio Castagnetti briefed them on the activities of the Corps and the latest development about the NATO Response Force (NRF).
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA), 30 JULY 2003. The Chief of General Staff of the Romanian Armed Forces, General Mihail Eugeniu POPESCU, visited NRDC-IT Headquarters in Solbiate Olona on Wednesday 3O July 2003.
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA), 18 JULY 2003. Last week a team of the Italian Army Engineer School held a three days training session concerning mine and explosive ordnance awareness.
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA), 26 JUNE 2003. NRDC-IT held its first Commander’s Conference at the Ugo Mara Barracks, 26 June 2003.
The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps - Italy (NRDC-IT) deployed Exercise SHARP DAGGER ‘03 at the German Army Warfighting Simulation Centre (GAWSC) in Wildflecken near Wurzburg, Germany, from 22 April to 2 May.
Major General Luigi PELLEGRINO took over the post on March 20, 2003. Before assuming the position, he was the Commander of the Italian Army Signal School in Rome.
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA), 31st JANUARY 2003. More than 120 international officers of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Italy attended a Crisis Management course in Solbiate Olona (Varese) – Italy.
Last 16 January 2003 the last Flag ceremony took place at the NRDC-IT headquarters in Solbiate Olona when the Portuguese flag was raised.
SOLBIATE OLONA (VA) 16 JAN 2003. NRDC-ITA Headquarters is an organisation with committed, confident and experienced multinational staff working in a cohesive and structured team and using well-developed doctrine for multinational and joint operations at the land component level.