2017 will be the 70th anniversary of the signature of the Noiret-Malinin agreement – and also of the Huebner-Malinin one. FMLM has decided to celebrate this event alongside with the killing of Philippe Mariotti and Nick Nicholson on 22nd March 2017. Indeed, the different events took place within only few days, Mariotti’s death on 22nd March, Nicholson’s on 24th March, the signature of the Noiret-Malinin agreement on 3rd April and of the Huebner-Malinin one on the 5th April – a span of 15 days only. At least chronologically, it makes sense to commemorate these events in a single ceremony at the same time. We have chosen to do so at Saint-Maixent l’Ecole, a small town in western France. The French Army NCO School is located there, and as the 145th NCO course has been given Philippe Mariotti’s name, the remembrance stone initially placed in the French villa’s garden in Potsdam has been transferred to Saint-Maixent.
I would be very happy if some members of the USMLM Association, could attend this ceremony on 22nd March 2017.
Brigadier (ret.) Jean-Paul Staub