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Seville to host Armed Forces Day 

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Seville this year. It will take place on June 1st and will pay tribute to the Spanish men and women who gave their lives while on peacekeeping missions. The ceremony, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first overseas mission by the Spanish Armed Forces, will be presided over by Spain’s King and Queen.

Highlights will include a parade and flypast.

Armed Forces Day began in 1978 when a Spanish Royal Decree established an annual celebration “aimed at raising the profile of the anniversary and enhancing the identity of the Armed Forces among the Spanish public, of which they form part and to whom they serve”.