Military parade set for anniversary

Thousands of people and hundreds of vehicles will be in Prague 6

A military parade is among the highlights of the 100th-anniversary celebrations of the founding of Czechoslovakia. The parade will take place Oct. 28 at 2 pm to 3 pm at Evropská třída in Prague 6.

The event will include more than 2,000 people and 230 pieces of equipment including jets. Participants will not only be soldiers of the Czech Armed Forces, but also members of the Integrated Rescue System (IZS), such as fire brigade, police and rescue workers, and customs officers.

Honor guards from Slovakia, France, the United States, Britain and Italy will also participate. Aside from currently serving personnel, there will be veterans.

Military vehicles will include Gripen and Aero L-159 ALCA fighter jets, modernized T72 M4CZ tanks, IVECO armored vehicles, Pandur APCs, and military and police helicopters. From the IZS there will be the rapid reaction force intervention vehicles, specially modified Tatra 815 trucks, various firetrucks and other emergency vehicles.

Municipal and state security forces will not only be participating in the parade, but also ensuring safety and security for it.

After the parade visitors can visit Dejvická Street where there will be a demonstration of the history of the armed forces and security forces from 1918 to present with 153 pieces of equipment.

The event took more than two years to plan. There was a similar but slightly smaller parade in 2008 for the 90th anniversary.

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