Saturday, April 27, 2019

The 40th Anniversary of the GIS - The Special Intervention Group of the Italian Carabinieri

GIS - The Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (Special Intervention Group) is the special forces unit of the Italian Carabinieri. The Carabinieri, a branch of the Armed Forces responsible for both military and civil policing, formed GIS in 1978 as a police tactical unit. In 2004, GIS assumed a special operations role evolving to a special forces unit, in addition to the police tactical unit role, becoming part of the Joint Special Forces Operational Headquarters. Italian post issued this stamp on 26.10.2018. dedicated to 40th anniversary of the GIS.

Thank you Marcello!

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