An impressive tribute to the army's commitment to the World Cup races
Whether on the website, Facebook or Instagram, the Organising Committee of the Crans-Montana World Cup Ski Races has been very positive about the extensive all-round service provided by soldiers from the Swiss Army on the pistes and in setting up infrastructure. It is a fact that the World Cup races here could hardly be organised without this help.
The services delivered by the Army for this year's World Cup races were acknowledged in a dignified closing ceremony, with the return of the standard. The officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers from the entire Exploration Battalion 1 - whose 1/1 company was engaged for three weeks in Crans-Montana - as well as those of the PDG command company - gathered at the Place de l'Etang Long, listening attentively to the words of praise from their commander, Lieutenant-Colonel EMG Patrick Kübler. A heartfelt thank you from the World Cup Organising Committee was also shared. As usual, it was Brigadier Marius Robyr who shared some compelling words on behalf of the committee.
The military ceremony took place in front of a large number of civilian and military guests, headed by Brigadier Serge Pignat, Commander of the Mechanised Brigade 1, of which the Expl. 1 bat. is a part. Naturally, a Swiss military music band was present too.
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