Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

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Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:54 pm

I took these photographs of the military parade here in Madrid last Monday. Enjoy! :D

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:59 pm

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:18 pm

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Kyler » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:47 pm

Great pic's, definately like the Leo 2A6.

Were those Patriot SAM batteries as well?
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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Bgile » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:48 pm

NIce pics ... thanks for posting them!

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:10 pm

Kyler wrote:Great pic's, definately like the Leo 2A6.
They are actualy Leopard 2E, the Spanish version of the 2A6 with greater armour protection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_2E
Kyler wrote:Were those Patriot SAM batteries as well?
Yes, I think so.

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:04 pm

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:39 pm

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by RF » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:46 pm

This last lot look as if they are ready to storm the Alamo.....
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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by RF » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:49 pm

I'm not a great fan of military parades, as to me it is synonomous with dictatorship and military rule. Tanks, ballistic missiles, goose stepping soldiers.....Idi Amin/Hitler/Stalin/Kim Jong/Saddam Hussein. Oh dear.
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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Bgile » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:03 pm

I love them, but I don't get to see them very often because we almost never have them.

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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by RF » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:03 pm

That is the benefit of living in a country where the military behaves itself and are genuinnely respected for what they do. And not living in a country where the military rule to serve their own interests, and are feared and despised by the ordinary people.
In Britain the armed forces are generally held with respect and esteem because they are professionals, we have, like the US, no tradition of military rule but civilian control and accountability through a properly elected parliament, backed by Queens Regulations. Having said that, our armed forces are involved in two conflicts that are very unpopular and controversial in Britain, for which the politicians and not the military are blamed.
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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:13 pm

Parades are nice, I think. In the last half of the century they have been considered as by products of dictatorship but that´s not all true. And the goose step, guys, is not that awful for formal ocassion at least.
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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Byron Angel » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:34 pm

Jose,


Who are the fellows marching with the Mauser bolt-actions? A bit archaic, but still nice to see!



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Re: Madrid Military Parade: 12 October 2009

Post by Bgile » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:15 pm

Byron Angel wrote:Jose,


Who are the fellows marching with the Mauser bolt-actions? A bit archaic, but still nice to see!



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My guess is they are cadets and the rifles aren't functional.

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