"Diam l'ali alla vittoria"
Bronze Medal to the Army Valour
The Maneuvre Regiment operated in Iraq in the initial period of the intervention of the Italian Contingent, on the framework of the "Ancient Babylon" Operation, showing hard work and operational expertise. Employed in the province of Dhi Qar, in a danger and instable situation, the Regiment provided courageously logistic support to the difficult operational activities of the ITJTF, contributing to ensure the success of the mission. In spite of difficult weather and environmental conditions, the Officers, the Non-Commissioned Officers and the Troop of the 6th Regiment operated for four months with extraordinary spirit of sacrifice and abnegation, ensuring the perfect development of the tasks and reaching the objectives prefixed. Motivated and capable, the Regiment organized the logistic activities to meet the needs of the contingent and humanitarian activities to improve the life conditions of the population, raising esteem and appreciation by the local authorities as well as Italian and foreign military authorities. Thanks to its determination, hard work and unconditioned availability, the maneuvre Regiment contributed to restore security conditions in the province of Dhi Qar and reinforce the reconstruction of Iraq. Example of motivated Regiment, it contributed also to the success of the operations in Iraq, increasing the prestige of Italy on an international context. (Al-Nassiriya – Iraq. 2nd July 2003 – 7th October 2003).
Silver Cross to the Army Merit
Decree of 19th July 1994
The "Folgore" Paratroopers Logistic Battalion, included in the Italian Forces in Somalia, participated in the rescue operations for the somali population. With great morality and sense of duty, it operated with dedication and professionalism in the dangerous mission, confirming its high level of efficiency, courage and generosity. Involved in many fire conflicts, it always reacted with efficiency and determination highlighting the military valour, the operational capability and the strong motivation of its men. In spite of the losses in battle, it continued to carry out its tasks with pride in order to give security and humanitarian support to the Somali population and honour to the Homeland. (Somalia, 27th December 1992 – 27th August 1993).
Bronze Cross to the Army Merit
Decree of 26th April 2002
Included in the Northern Multinational Brigade employed in Bosnia Herzegovina, the "Folgore" Logistic Battalion participated with dedication and professionalism in the rescue operations in favour of the Bosnian population, confirming its generosity and strong motivation. Irreplaceable support and dynamic instrument of the Multinational Brigade, it carried out its duties with abnegation and efficiency in spite of the difficult environmental conditions, in a dangerous operational context; it contributed to maintain the efficiency of the deployed units. Great example of spirit of sacrifice, organizational and professional capabilities, that gave honour to the Italian Army. (Sarajevo. Bosnia – Herzegovina, 3rd July 1996 – 24th March 1997).