14th Carabinieri Battalion "Calabria"

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14th Carabinieri Battalion "Calabria"
14° Battaglione carabinieri "Calabria"
Sleeve patch 14th Carabinieri Battalion "Calabria"
Active1 March 2017-present
Country Italy
BranchCoat of arms of the Carabinieri.svg Carabinieri
RoleRiot control, territorial control, fugitives arrest
Part of1st Carabinieri Mobile Brigade
HeadquartersLuigi Razza” Barracks
Lt. Col. Milko Verticchio[1]

The 14th Carabinieri Battalion "Calabria" (Italian: 14° Battaglione Carabinieri "Calabria") is a Carabinieri riot control unit headquartered in Vibo Valentia, established on 1 March 2017, in order to increase the Carabinieri presence in Calabria.[2] The unit is tasked with riot control and search activities.

The unit was established in order to strengthen the Carabinieri role in the territorial control and riot control tasks in Calabria, mainly against 'Ndrangheta. The unit, according to the official statements made by Interior Minister Marco Minniti,[3] is to be also involved in searches for fugitives, in coordination with the Carabinieri Squadron “Cacciatori di Calabria”,[1] as well as sensitive targets surveillance and territorial support.[4]

The Battalion is based in the Caserma "Luigi Razza" in Vibo Valentia, the same of the Squadron “Cacciatori di Calabria”.[5]

According to Minister Minnitti, the Battalion is an elite unit.[5] According to Commandant-general Del Sette, the Battalion has one Company specialized in riot control and one Company specialized in providing support to the Carabinieri territorial organization.[4][6]

Lieutenant Colonel Verticchio, commander of the Battalion, assumed office on 9 March 2017.[7]

On 14 July 2017, the War Flag was granted to the 14th Carabinieri Battalion "Calabria" by President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Istituito il 14° Battaglione Carabinieri "Calabria"". Arma dei Carabinieri (in Italian). Vibo Valentia. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ Ranaldo, G. "CARABINIERI: A Vibo Valentia nasce il 14° Battaglione Carabinieri". www.dearmas.it (in Italian). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ Natrella, Giuseppe (1 March 2017). "Carabinieri: istituito nuovo battaglione in Calabria". Lamezia Oggi (in Italian). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bruno, Salvatore (1 March 2017). "I ministri Minniti e Pinotti a Vibo per l'istituzione del nuovo battaglione dei carabinieri – Ottoetrenta". Ottoetrenta (in Italian). Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b Calabrò, Ilaria (1 March 2017). "Nasce il Battaglione "Calabria", Minniti: "Reparto d'elite per battere la 'ndrangheta" (VIDEO)". Zoom 24 (in Italian). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  6. ^ Famularo, Mimmo (4 March 2017). "NASCE IL BATTAGLIONE "CALABRIA": "REPARTO D'ÉLITE CONTRO 'NDRANGHETA" (VIDEO)". Infodifesa (in Italian). Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Tenente colonnello Milko Verticchio guiderà il 14esimo Battaglione Calabria dei carabinieri". CosenzaChannel.it (in Italian). 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  8. ^ Iannuzzi, Cristina (14 July 2017). "La bandiera di guerra al XIV Battaglione (VIDEO)". Lacnews24.it (in Italian). Retrieved 23 August 2017.