Royal Guard military troops ‘storm’ Málaga

The soldiers will be carrying out exhibitions in many coastal towns this week including Antequera, Estepona and Vélez-Málaga

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Guardia Real officers escorting dignitaries

By Oliver McIntyre

If you are out and about over the next few days in Málaga province, don’t be surprised if you find yourself face to face with Spanish Royal Guard military troops marching, parading on horseback or travelling in vehicle convoys.

Some 550 troops from Guardia Real – the military unit in service to the King of Spain – are carrying out training and practice exercises in areas throughout the province, including coastal zones as well as inland, rural and mountain zones.

The exercises and activities started on Tuesday (April 19) and run until Sunday.

In addition to the training exercises and miles of cross-country marches the Guardia Real will be carrying out a number of free exhibitions geared specifically for the public.

Read more in this week’s print edition or go to e-paper

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