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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English

Source: Canton of Neuchatel, Switzerland

24.08.2019 on Saturday 24 August 2019, the open doors of the castle of Colombier, were a great success with attendance estimated to be between 7’000 and 8’000 visitors a very sunny weather. The visits to the castle, demonstrations of army and Police neuchâteloise, the musical entertainment of the military band, the tours chariot and the wall-climbing have attracted the crowds all day at Colombier. The open doors of the castle of Colombier took place on Saturday 24 August 2019, 9am to 17 hours. A variety of demonstrations and exhibitions, combining the army, the police and heritage facilitated the day and attracted a crowd estimated to be between 7’000 and 8’000 visitors. At the same time, the holiday village of Milvignes has animated the streets of the city center (the stands of the traders, local companies and wine) and concerts have been given in the temple, and the catholic church of Saint-Étienne. The heritage was honored with the castle and military museum of Colombier, the remains of the roman villa and the historical museum of the police opened specifically for the occasion. The public was thus able to delve into two millennia of evolution of the roman villa and the castle thanks to the documents and insights of the employees of the office of heritage and archaeology of the canton, the security service, civil and military, as well as members of the Friends of the castle of Colombier. The military band composed of 90 musicians has been highly acclaimed. It has paraded and gave two concerts in the court of honor. At noon, the public has been impressed by the arrival of aerial flags with zipline between the two towers of the castle and then rappelling thanks to the specialists of the centre of competence of the service alpine army! The wall-climbing and other activities offered to children (rally, make-up, camp, pop-corn cooked in the bowl) were constantly busy throughout the day. The presentation of the activities and know-how of the infantry was provided by the recruit school of infantry 2 who was driving the day of the parents. The tours chariot wheels Piranha Triangle Walkways have attracted a large crowd. Excavation of building, aspects of life in a campaign, operation citadel, vehicles and means of transmission have been presented to a public curious and very interested. The Police of neuchâtel and the Centre inter-regional police training (Cifpol) have also been a great success with demonstrations of interceptions of vehicles and work with dogs from the canine unit. The police also presented the evolution radar, vehicles and equipment, as well as a stand of road safety with virtual reality and car barrel. The public partners – the State of Neuchâtel (Police of neuchâtel, department of civil security and military and office of heritage and archaeology), swiss army (Training of the infantry) and common Milvignes – and private-have worked closely together to organize this important open day and more than 500 people have worked today to its smooth running. The organisers are delighted that no incident is to be deplored in spite of the large crowds. The public has privileged public transport and the shuttle system from the park in the area has worked well. State councillor Alain Ribaux, head of the Department of justice, security and culture (DJSC), is delighted with the popular success of these open doors 2019 : “A beautiful day which confirms the attachment of the population to” his “castle of Colombier, and its” inhabitants “. Once again the collaboration between the different services of the State and the commune on one side, the army on the other, has been excellent ! “. Information : www.ne.ch/po2019

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