On Mar. 17, 2011, Italy celebrated the 150th Anniversary of its unification as a single state. One of the most important events planned around the country to commemorate the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy under Victor Emmanuel on Mar. 17, 1861 saw President Giorgio Napolitano and major Italian authorities paying homage to the tomb of the Milite Ignoto (Unknown Soldier) at the Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) on Piazza Venezia, Rome while the Frecce Tricolori of the Aeronautica Militare streamed green, white and red smoke in the colours of Italy’s flag overhead. Giovanni Maduli took the following pictures of the ceremony.
On Mar. 10, Grosseto airbase hosted a ceremony to celebrate the Change of Command of the 20th Gruppo between the outgoing, Maj. Marco Amort, and the incoming, Maj. Andrea Truppo. Interestingly, I know Maj. Andrea […]
On Nov. 12, a first report about the HH-3F crash that costed the life of 8 POB (read also An Italian HH-3F crashes in France killing 8 POB & “Mammaiut”: all the ItAF HH-3Fs grounded) […]
Just a few days ago I wrote that, should Italy be forced to choose a single F-35 variant because of budget costraints (as happened in the UK), the hypothesis of selecting the F-35Bs for both […]