Florence, December 7th, 2022 – At the invitation of the Air Brigadier Urbano Floreali, Commander of the Institute of Military Aeronautical Sciences, the Grand Chancellor H.E. Don Francesco, Prince Ruspoli and the Delegate of Tuscany Count Ranieri Gastone Adorni Braccesi, participated in the Holy Mass. The Holy Mass in honour of Our Lady of Loreto, Patroness of the Air Force, was presided over by the Cardinal of Florence H.E.R. Giuseppe Betori, and was celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Florence, filled with numerous Civil and Military Authorities and the students of the Military School, accompanied by their families.
On Wednesday, December 7th, in the evocative lecture hall of the ISMA (the Italian Institute of Military Aeronautical Sciences) in Florence, 37 young students of first Course of the “Giulio Douhet” Aeronautical Military School received the court sward, the symbol of belonging to the school and to the Air Force. Grand Chancellor H.E. Don Francesco, Prince Ruspoli and the Delegate of Tuscany Count Ranieri Gastone Adorni Braccesi participated in the ceremony. During such ceremony scholarships and merit badges were awarded to the students that most distinguished themselves during the 2021/2022 accademic year.