Thursday, June 23, 2016

Grand Ducal Quartet at Military Parade

Photo: RTL
After this morning's official ceremony, a military parade in the Avenue de la Liberté was the next point on the national day's agenda. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa as well as Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were on hand to witness the occasion. 843 people were in action during the parade, among them 197 soldiers, 153 policemen und 167 members of the rescue services. Because, despite its name, the military parade doesn't only consists of members of the military. For the first time though, the parade also featured a fly-by of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and a NATO E-3A-Awacs.

Pictures of the parade at Journal and Tageblatt.

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