Handover of SHIRBRIG Battle Flag and Command Sword
On a sunny 6th og October 2009 a small but significant event took place: The handover of the SHIRBRIG Battle Flag and Command Sword. The handover took place in front of the Danish Musaeum of Arms and Uniforms with the huge lion statue from 1850 as background.
The two teams together
The handover team from SHIRBRIG, Major General Mosgaard (COMSHIRBRIG), Chief Warrant Officer Larsen (Finance Controller) and Sergeant 1st class Klint (Quartermaster) met with the receiving team from the museum at 1100 hours and the ceremony took about half an hour. During the ceremony Mr. Ole Frantzen, Managing Director for the museum, and Mr. Jens Ole Christensen, museum inspector, received the Battle Flag, the Command Sword, a SHIRBRIG medal (No. 100) and a selection of SHIRBRIG badges and patches.
COMSHIRBRIG with the Command Sword
The Command Sword was originally donated by the Danish Minister of Defence, Mr. Hans Haekkerup, to the first COMSHIRBRIG, Brigadier General Saermark-Thomsen during the handover ceremony to the next COMSHIRBRIG. The Brigadier General instantly decided to hand the sword on to SHIRBRIG and it has been the SHIRBRIG Command Sword ever since that day.
COMSHIRBRIG hand over the Battle Flag to Mr. Ole Frantzen
The SHIRBRIG Battle Flag is made of silk and beside the SHIRBRIG crest on the flag it has battle streamers for all missions etc. that SHIRBROG took part in.
After the ceremony a small lunch concluded the handover.