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Alcantarilla will celebrate on October 7, the Tribute to the Flag Act, framed within the celebration of the Day of the National Holiday, this year with the Swearing of Flag for Civil Personnel (06/09/2018)

This year commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the First Parachute Jump in the Military School, a Flag Jura for Civilian Personnel will be celebrated, with a paratrooper exhibition in charge of the Paratrooper Patrol of the Air Force (PAPEA)

In the morning of today they have been presented in the Town Hall of Sewer, the acts that around the Day of the National Holiday, having as central act on Sunday, October 7, the Tribute to the Flag and to the Fallen by Spain, in this already traditional and a well-deserved tribute, in its tenth year in a row, this year to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the First Parachute Jump in the Military School of Parachute "Méndez Parada", a Flag Jura for Civilian Personnel will be celebrated, with air and land parade , ending with a parachutist exhibition in charge of the Air Force Parachute Patrol of the Air Force (PAPEA).

The presentation has been carried out by the chief colonel of the Air Base, Mr. Francisco Javier Fernández, the mayor of Alcantarilla, Mr. Joaquín Buendía and the delegate of Defense in the Region of Murcia, Mr. José Ignacio Martí.

10 years already, since the year 2009 the Adolfo Suárez square was inaugurated, the traditional act of Tribute to the Flag and the Fallen by Spain will be celebrated, all framed in the commemoration of the Day of the National Holiday, being carried out by the Air Force, through the Sewer Air Base, as organizers together with the City Council, with the participation of the military of all the units that have headquarters in the Base, the Military School of Parachuting "Méndez Parada", the EZAPAC (Air Force Parachute Sappers Squadron), the PAPEA (Parachute Patrol of the Air Force), with a paratrooper exhibition at the end of the event, supported by the 721 Air Force Squadron, joining the event for ten years also already- the Music Unit of the General Air Academy of San Javier, an act that will be chaired by the Lieutenant General and Director of the Higher Center for National Defense Studies (C

ESEDEN), Mr. Rafael Sánchez Ortega, together with the chief colonel of the Air Base, Mr. Francisco Javier Fernández Fernández and the mayor of Alcantarilla, Mr. Joaquín Buendía Gómez.

The program of the act of October 7 will begin at 10:30 am with the entry of military training Adolfo Suarez square, following the news of the Head of Line and review the forces, nine military deployed to the sounds of the Anthem National flag of Spain of 54 square meters (6 x 9 meters), will be hoisted on the mast of 25 meters high that was installed in the square in 2009, when it was inaugurated.

After the same the Colonel will proceed to take Oath to the Civil Personnel that has been authorized and has submitted his request for participation (from tomorrow Friday September 7 that opens the deadline, until Friday September 28, in the City Hall Sewer or in the own Delegation of Defense in Murcia), planned for about 300 people.

After the speeches and the hymn of the Air Force, the always moving moment of the Tribute to the Fallen by Spain will be celebrated, where the presiding authorities will place a laurel wreath at the foot of the monolith, in which the Patron will meet of the Air Force, the Virgin of Loreto, finishing the offering with a rifle salvo and pass of T-12B Aviocar planes belonging to the EMP 721 Air Force Squadron, the same ones that at the end of the event will also participate in the parade air and land with the Squad of Spenders, the Music Unit of the AGA and the three participating squadrons, both the Mixed School of Parachute and the EZAPAC.

Once the Forces participating in the Military Parade have dislocated the formation, the Air Force Parachute Patrol of the Air Force, the PAPEA, will make an exhibition with a parachute launch, in the Fair and Festival Venue, which is also in the well-known Entrevías area in our municipality and thus also delight the large children who are going to give appointment that morning.

From the air three flags of Spain, the Air Force and for the first time in our municipality, the Sewer.

As a novelty this year, to find us in a year for history, remembrance and commemoration, both for the Air Base, with that commented 70th Anniversary of the First Parachute Jump, as well as the 40th Anniversary of the Air Force Parachute Patrol of the Air Force , the PAPEA, as well as in Alcantarilla, with the 50th Anniversary of the Huerta Museum and the 40th Anniversary of the Group of Choirs and Dances, the Huerta Museum, tremendously rooted with the Sewer and the Air Base itself in its official acts, is which has scheduled one of the Thursdays of the "Nights of the Museum", on October 4, with an event in which the Lieutenant General in retirement José Antonio Beltrán, a reference of skydiving, sewer highest military rank so far.

D. Francisco Carrasco, colonel in a retirement situation, the only alcantarillero who has been Colonel Jefe of the Air Base, being also the Favorite Son of Alcantarilla;

D. Mariano Benagasi, retired captain, is the only one who still lives of the military that formed part of the First Parachute Jump in 1948 and finally D. Ángel García, retired lieutenant, professor of Contemporary History at the Universidad de Murcia and throughout his military life has conducted multiple investigations around the history of the Base and the Air Force in Sewer.

The table will be moderated by the current chief colonel of the Air Base and the mayor of Alcantarilla.

For the third consecutive year will be held the III Exhibition of Plastic Expression "October 12, the Fiesta de mi Pais", which will begin tomorrow the educational centers of Sewer, with its students of 5 ° of Primary Education, which will culminate on 5 October in an act for all the participants in the Cultural Center "Infanta Elena", where they can learn more about the work done by all the units that make up the Sewer Air Base, they will be given the participation certificate and their works so that they can be visited by who wants it in the following days.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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