157th Anniversary of the Polizia di Stato (Italian State Police)

The Polizia di Stato (PS, Italian for State Police), the Armed Corps depending on the Ministry of the Interior celebrated on May 8, its 157th anniversary. Among the ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary, an interesting event was organised at Ostia, next to Rome, along the coastline, involving both the I Reparto Volo (Flying Unit) based in Pratica di Mare and the Centro Nautico e Sommozzatori (C.N. e S., Nautical and Scuba Divers Center), based in La Spezia, that is responsible for supporting the operative team that operate at sea.
Even if the events was scheduled for May 9 and 10, Giovanni Maduli went to Ostia to watch the rehearsals and took the following interesting pictures.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.