Gilze-Rijen

Autumn frost
Sep 18 '19 09:49

The first frost of the autumn happened in four places at once this year. Minimums dropped below zero in Gilze-Rijen, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Twente overnight. "With that the first ground frost after the summer is a fact", Weeronline reports.

The lowest temperature was measured at the weather station in Gilze-Rijen at -0.9 degrees. Minimums dropped to -0.4 degrees Celsius in Eindhoven and Maastricht, and in Twente the lowest temp of the night measured at -0.1 degrees. 

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Jul 24 '19 15:28

Temperature readings in Eindhoven soared on Wednesday, hitting 39.3 degrees setting a new record for the hottest day ever recorded in the Netherlands. The old record was set in Warnsveld on August 23, 1944 with a temperature of 38.6 degrees.

More recently, the highest temperature for a July day in the Netherlands was previously measured in Maastricht on July 2, 2015 when the Limburg city sweated its way through a day topping out at 38.6 degrees.

An AH-64 Apache from the Dutch Air Force, flown by Major Roland “Wally” Blankenspoor and Captain Paul ‘Wokkel’ Webbink, shows off during an exhibition at the 2011 Luchtmachtdagen.
Jun 6 '19 17:50

The Netherlands entire contingency of 28 Apache helicopters was grounded due to an apparent “defect” in the tail rotor, the Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday. The problem was discovered during maintenance work, according to the ministry’s Defense Helicopter Command.

“Shutting down flight programs is a common measure for this type of observation,” the ministry said in a statement. The nature of the problem and its effects were under investigation and not revealed.

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Oct 18 '17 14:40

Dutch soldiers picked up a BUK missile in Georgia early this year and brought it back to the Netherlands to use as evidence in the criminal investigation into the MH17 disaster, sources told RTL Nieuws. Employees of military intelligence service MIVD flew to Georgia on February 21st, and returned with the missile a day later. It was delivered to the Gilze-Rijen military airbase. 

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Commander Tom Middendorp visit Dutch soldiers on NATO mission in Lithuania, 10 Apr 2017
Sep 27 '17 08:07

Last year there were five investigations within the Dutch Armed Forces into possible radicalization of employees, ANP reports based on documents received from Defense at the news wire's request. Three of the investigations concluded that the involved employees were not radicalized. The other two are still ongoing.

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Jul 4 '17 13:50

A Dutch military Apache helicopter was deployed to check on a small aircraft from Switzerland on Tuesday morning after the plane sent a hijacking alarm while flying over Noord-Brabant. The Defense helicopter from Gilze-Rijen air base guided the plane into landing at Breda Airport, Omroep Brabant reports. 

It turned out to be a false alarm - there was a problem with the plane's radio. "The pilot switched to he wrong frequency", a spokesperson for Gilze-Rijen said to the broadcaster. "There was no radio contact for several minutes, which could mean that the plane was hijacked."

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May 18 '17 09:58

The Netherlands had its first tropical day of the year on Wednesday with temperatures above 30 degrees in several places. In Hoek van Holland and Ell, Limburg the maximum climbed to 31 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature measured at a KNMI weather station on May 17th ever, according to Weeronline.

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Sep 4 '15 09:53

The Air Force sergeant who is believed to have joined ISIS may have sensitive information on ongoing military missions, as well as personal information on his colleagues currently involved in the the fight against the terrorist organization.

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May 8 '15 07:53

The team of aviation investigators that is investigating the disaster with flight MH17 had a meeting on Gilze Rijen air base on Thursday. According to the Dutch Safety Board, "good progress" was made in the meeting.

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Mar 18 '15 18:14

Photos taken in a secure area of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 surfaced today on Ukrainian website Censor.net.ua. The photos show parts of the aircraft not yet meant to be seen by the public or journalists, like the cockpit, the Dutch Safety Board confirmed to The Post Online.

Mar 18 '15 08:58

Two Dutch soldiers were killed in a crash with a Dutch Apache helicopter in Mali, Chief of Defense Tom Middendorp announced at a press conference in The Hague.

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Mar 9 '15 08:10

In the past week 533 relatives of 151 flight MH17 victims went to view the wreckage of the plane at the airbase Gilze-Rijen.

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Mar 4 '15 08:50

The first group of relatives of the victims of the flight MH17 disaster were able to view the plane's wreckage at the Gilze-Rijen airbase yesterday. This week all interested relatives can take a tour of the hangars where the plane's wreckage is displayed, NOS reports.

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Dec 17 '14 13:51

More human remains were found among the wreckage of flight MH17 that is collected at Gilze-Rijen airbase. The Safety Board has confirmed this.

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Dec 12 '14 13:25

The last four trucks carrying wreckage of flight MH17 arrived at Glize-Rijen this afternoon. The first two convoys arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

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Dec 9 '14 08:47

The first convoy of trucks transporting the wreckage of flight MH17 has arrived in the Netherlands. It passed the German-Dutch border at Oldenzaal last night. The disaster with flight MH17 happened four months and 22 days ago on July 17th.

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