General Sir Mike David Jackson expressed
his desire that KFOR would successfully continue in progressing its mandate and
that the future would see peace and stability maintained and secured throughout
During the visit, Jackson also laid wreaths
at the monuments dedicated to the KFOR service members and to the 14 UK
servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice in their service while on operations
in Kosovo. This event was also attended
by British Ambassador to Kosovo, Ruairí O'Connell, and representatives of
various military contingents serving at the headquarters.
It is interesting to note that Jackson's
tenure as COMKFOR was captured in an iconic painting by Nick Bashall,
commissioned to commemorate key negotiations that took place in the ''Batcave''
at KFOR HQ, so named because the original room had high ceilings and was dark
Story by KFOR HQ