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The Underwater Weapon hundred years old in the presence of the King (11/06/2015)

Philip VI has made ​​a visit to Cartagena, first as King, to preside over the celebration of the centenary of the submarine weapon. The King has arrived mid-morning at Arsenal where he visited the base, and Flotilla School submersibles and, subsequently took place on the anniversary ceremony on the esplanade of Alfonso XII Pier, where in addition to honoring those who gave their lives for Spain, there has been a parade with soldiers of the three armies.

The monarch has come about eleven o'clock the Military Arsenal.

Once there he visited the Base, School and Submarine Flotilla.

The purpose of the visit is the commemoration of the centenary of its creation, which was authorized by Alfonso XIII, in February 1915, with the signing of the Miranda Act.

It has also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the centenary of the submarine weapon and has toured the facilities, which has seen the four submarines that make up the Flotilla, the Galerna and Mistral, still operating, the Siroco, discharged, and Tramontana.

From 12.30 the second part of the King's visit where he presided over a military parade of the three armies on the esplanade of Alfonso XII Pier has occurred.

About two thousand people have come to see close to the monarch.

The ceremony was also attended by civil authorities as Defense Minister Pedro Morens, President of the Autonomous Community of Murcia in office, Alberto Garre, President of the Regional Assembly in functions, Francisco Celdrn and the Mayor of Cartagena functions, Pilar Barreiro.

The event began with a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives for Spain, and continued with the speech of the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Jaime Muoz-Delgado, and the speech of the commander of the submarine weapon, Jose Sierra Mendez, who thanked the presence of the King, in addition to explaining the importance of the submarine in the safety of Spain, and the high link between Cartagena and Underwater Weapon: Not meant to Cartagena without the submarine weapon.

Cartagena has always hosted great divers and families who come from other regions.

The day ended with a parade featuring soldiers of the three armies that have surrounded the esplanade of Alfonso XII Pier.

Later, King Philip VI has approached to greet the hundreds of Cartagena who had come to the esplanade of the dock to witness the proceedings.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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