Saturday, June 21, 2014

A different type of model

If all those pictures of young ladies at the World Cup is not your thing, maybe you would prefer the exhibition of military models on show in Torrevieja.

From the Coast Rider.

The second Exhibition of Military Modelling to be held in Torrevieja is taking place at the moment in the exhibition rooms of the Vista Allegre and remains open until the end of this month Sunday, June 29th  The exhibition proved extremely popular last year with 17,000 people visiting and this year the organisers are hoping to beat that number and exceed 20,000 visitors.There are more than 500 exhibits on display provided by nearly 80 exhibiting

individuals and associations including the Royal British Legion, the Royal Navy Association, Royal Marines Association and the Royal Air Forces Association. The models range from army vehicles and tanks to naval vessels and also military figures and aircraft. But this is much more than just an exhibition of models although they in themselves have been beautifully constructed and crafted. Alongside the models there are examples of uniforms, a police motorbike and various other exhibits which put the models into context making the exhibition not just a celebration of model making but also an illustration of the work that many in the Armed Forces, Police and Guardia Civil carry out.

Of special interest perhaps at this time are the exhibits and pictures relating to the Guardia Real or Royal Guard, the unit specifically tasked with protecting the King of Spain and other members of the Royal Family. Members of the unit which consists of almost 2,000 troops also guard the Royal palaces.

As mentioned before the exhibition is open until June 29th in the Vista Allegre exhibition room between the hours of 10.00 am and 2.00 pm and then again from 5.00 pm until 9.00 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays inclusive and from 10.00 am and 1.30 pm on Sundays and Fiesta days. The exhibition room is closed on Mondays. Entry to the exhibition is free.

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