Two hundred kilos of hashish have been discovered inside a military vehicle leaving Africa to return to its base in Viator, Almeria. The lorry belonged to the Duque de Alba II brigade of the Legion which is based outside the capital city. It was part of a convoy of engineers returning after exercises in the Spanish African enclave city of Ceuta. Authorities were alerted after the driver of the lorry spotted some suspicious parcels on Continue reading Drugs found in military vehicle
The entire Hydrographic Flotilla of the Spanish Navy (3 ships and an escort) are off the coasts of Almería updating their charts of the seabed. They’ll be there for up to a month. There are also a number of smaller launches mapping inlets and river mouths. The Malaspina (pictured above) is mapping depths between Almeria and Murcia. The Antares is mapping the seabed between Almería and Motril. And the Tofiño is mapping the Alboran sea between Continue reading Spanish Navy mapping Almerias’ seabed ahead of maneouvers in Vera
A fun little court martial is underway of 45 members of the Air Ministry. The naughty little airmen had been filing fake expenses for pretending to move home, and pocketing the cash. They got up to 4,000€ a piece.
Spain has completed its review of the Armed Forces, reducing the total number to 121,000 personnel. A new Central Operations Force of 67,000 soldiers, sailors and air has been created, out of which a Joint Force of 27,000 military will be on operational status at any time, with a joint HQ based in Madrid. The Joint Force includes oversea missions, coastguard, UME (the military emergency response force to assist civilian forces), the Intelligence Agency and Continue reading Spain completes review of Armed Forces for 21st century
Coppers across Spain must, as from today, bark “a sus ordenes, mi …” when addressed by a superior officer. (At your orders, my … insert rank). The Spanish police union says that it´s another step towards the militarization of the civil police force, and ask that a simple “morning, boss” be permissible. The Guardia have always had to snap this out, being a military unit, but the National, Local and Autonomous forces never did, something Continue reading Coppers told to salute bosses
The Galician Xunta and the Ministry of Defense have signed an agreement putting a battalion of troops to work patrolling high risk fire areas across Galicia. The Army will have 23 patrols constantly on the move throughout the region, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, whose mission is not only to warn of early fires but who have also been given the task of interacting with members of the public to warn Continue reading Troops to be used to safeguard Galician forests against fires