On Friday 23 June 2023, the graduation ceremony of the 112 Raiders School was conducted in the premises of the Unconventional Warfare Training Centre at the “LIEUTENANT GENERAL G. KATSANIS” Camp in Redina-Thessaloniki.

During training, conducted from 13 March to 16 June 2023, the following subjects were practiced, among others:

•    Topography.
•    Rapid Response Combat Fires.
•    Climbing Technique.
•    Special Operations Planning.
•    Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).
•    Obstacle Course Crossing.
•    Materials and Assets Identification.
•    Patrol Operations Basic Instructions.

On Thursday 22 June 2023, the graduation and oath-taking ceremony of the new 2nd Lieutenants – Class 2023 “1st Lieutenant Antonios Karambelas” took place at the Hellenic Army Academy in Vari - Attica, in the presence of Her Excellence the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who presented the oath-takers with their swords.

The ceremony of certificates award to the Cadets of the Hellenic Army Academy - Class 2023 was conducted on Tuesday 20 June 2023, at the Hellenic Army Academy in Vari-Attica.

The certificates were awarded to the Cadets by the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Angelos Choudeloudis and subsequently the Academy’s emblem was awarded to the foreign graduating Cadets. After the conclusion of the ceremony, the Chief of HAGS gave his guidelines for their career as they move forward.

Finally, the Spanish Defence Attaché Captain Federico Antonio Garcia Castro presented the top Cadet of Class 2023 with the dagger of the Spanish Army.

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From 29 May to 16 June 2023, the summer training – survival of the Students of the NCOs Academy took place in the area of Kanapitsa-Litochoro.

Furthermore, the students of Class ΙΙ conducted training at the Unconventional Warfare Training Centre in Redina-Thessaloniki and at the Special Forces Training Centre where the TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) school was conducted.

The training schedule included subjects of operational and special training, with the assistance of floating, mechanised and airborne assets.

From 12 to 16 June 2023, the Field Training Exercise “DIMOKRITOS 2023” was conducted in the area of Xanthi, aiming to implement in practice the acquired knowledge of the new 2nd Lieutenants from all Arms and Corps of the 2022 Class, on subjects of defensive and offensive operations and Logistics under realistic conditions. Detachments and assets of the ΧΧΙ Armour Brigade “PINDOS”, the ΧΧV Armour Brigade “2nd CAVALRY REGIMENT – EFESOS”, the 1st Army Aviation Brigade “KILKIS-LACHANAS”, the 29 Motorised Infantry Brigade “POGRADEC”, the IV Support Brigade “ANTIPATROS” and the Engineer Command of the D’ Army Corps “THRACE” participated in the Field Training Exercise.