The Commando Corps (KCT) received the Military Order of William. King Willem-Alexander adopted at the Courtyard the insignia of the highest and oldest bravery of the Netherlands on the banner of the Corps.

The unit is distinguished for their extraordinary efforts in Afghanistan.

In operations in Afghanistan have been deployed almost all members of the Corps. The commandos carried out more than 170 operations which took place over 110 fights, said the king. ” Who hears the stories, have awe. “In those 5.5 years killed a command and eight soldiers were wounded.

According to the king the commands’ can ‘compete with the best special forces in the world.’ The work of the Green Berets can best be described as’ exploring fighting ”. They carried out their work under the toughest conditions in ‘the wild south of a torn country.’ ‘