Queen Letizia of Spain delivered the National Ensign, in its standard form, to the Army Aviation Academy, located at the General Headquarters of the Army Airmobile Forces (FAMET), at the “Coronel Maté” Base, in the Madrid municipality of Colmenar Viejo.
The Army Aviation Academy (ACAVIET), is a Military Teaching Center directly dependent on the Directorate of Teaching, Instruction, Training and Evaluation, responsible for imparting the necessary teachings for the training and improvement of the personnel required with any aeronautics degree.
The Queen was welcomed with the Ordinance Honors followed by the receiving of the regiment at the base. After the greeting of the civil authorities of the Ministry of Defense and the military authorities present, as well as the Mayor of Colmenar Viejo and the Mayor of Tres Cantos, whose municipalities donated the banner, the act began.
The reading of the Ministerial Order granting the use of the National Ensign in its standard form to the ACAVIAET preceded the incorporation of the National Ensign with its escort for delivery.
The Flag Officer handed the Banner to the Mayor of Tres Cantos. The donor unfurled the Banner and handed it to Her Majesty the Queen who received it and placed it on her right side, leaning on the ground. Once the National Ensign is blessed by the Chaplain, Her Majesty the Queen kisses the Banner and hands it over to the Colonel-Director.
Reflecting on the 50 years of the Army Aviation Academy, Queen Letizia spoke about the hundreds of students and thousands of hours of flight, simulation and teaching on the ground, from the first Office of Instruction that took place to make a civilian an army official.
The Flag Officer received the Banner from the Colonel-Director of ACAVIET. After the words of the Colonel-Director and with the Banner seized, facing the formation, he pronounced the regulatory formula for these acts, ending with a rifle salvo and a shout of “Long live Spain”.
The tribute was paid to those who gave their lives for Spain with the participation of 5 FAMET helicopters giving way to the interpretation of the Army Aviation Anthem.
The Airmobile Forces of the Army (FAMET) were created in 1965 with the Light Aviation Unit framed in the Armored Division “Brunete” nº 1. The FAMETs are deployed at: the FAMET Headquarters in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid); the Attack Helicopter Battalion I in Almagro (Ciudad Real); the Emergency Helicopter Battalion II in Bétera (Valencia); the Maneuver Helicopter Battalion III in Agoncillo (La Rioja); the Maneuver Helicopter Battalion IV in Dos Hermanas (Seville); the V Transport Helicopter Battalion in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid); and the FAMET Logistics Group in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid).
After the air and land parade, Doña Letizia met with relatives of the members of the unit who died in the act of service. After the group photograph was taken, Her Majesty the Queen visited the Historical Hall of the FAMET.
For the military event, Queen Letizia brought back one of her classic styles back. An ecru toned Felipe Varela Cheviot Coat dress.
The personal element of the coat dress is that Queen Letizia wore the outfit at the Christening of Princess Leonor in January 2006. After 15 years, the dress is still looking equally gorgeous and elegant as it was then.
The Queen topped the outfit with the Spanish Order of Carlos III.
Letizia teamed up the outfit with brown cross strap Magrit Cognat leather Laura salons.
She was carrying her Carolina Herrera Camelto 2015 Bag.
Her diamond studs which usually have her Australian pearls hanging from them
And Karen Hallam ring was finishing the look.