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The Army on the Day of the Rosade

May, it is Patriotic month, and this 18th is celebrated on the day of the National Cockade. The Army will participate in various activities.


 On February 18, 1812, the First Triumvirate established the national coarapel of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata, white and celestial blue . The origin of colors and reasons can not yet be established accurately.

One version says they came from the Bourbon colors, from the house of Ferdinand VII (king of Spain). Some sectors that supported the creation of the First Junta did so as a way of governing in the name of the king deposed by Napoleon.

Other origins indicate that white and celestial colors were first adopted during the English Invasions (1806-1807) by the Patricios, the first urban militia corps in the Río de la Plata and that later began to become popular among the natives.

It is also said that the  Argentinian cockade  was first used by a group of ladies from Buenos Aires when they presented themselves to an interview with then Colonel Cornelio Saavedra, head of the Patricios Regiment, on May 19, 1810.

The only thing that is known with supporting documentation is that on February 13, 1812 General Manuel Belgrano, by means of a note, requested the Triumvirate to fix the use of the national cockade. Whoever then used the colors of the cockade to create the National Flag, founded his request that the army bodies used varying colors and that it was necessary to uniform them all, since they defended the same cause.

Thus, only five days later, the Government decided to recognize the National Scarapel of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata in the colours white and celestial blue.

 Army Activities in Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires 

 Friday 17 May: 

  • The 1 Patricios Infantry Regiment will distribute cockerels at 11:30am in the Historic Cabildo of the City of Buenos Aires, in the City Legislature and in the Buenos Aires City Government headquarters of Parque Patricios.
  • The Regiment of Grenadiers on Horseback, will do the same at 11:30 hours in Plaza de Mayo.
  • The Artillery Regiment 1 will be at 11 in the morning in the central square of Malvinas Argentinas and at 12:30 in San Miguel.
  • The School of Non-Commissioned Officers of the Army Sargento Cabral will distribute coarapels in Terrazas de Mayo shopping center (Malvinas Argentinas) at 6 pm.
  • The Directorate of Operational Education will visit the 760 Kindergarten in San Fernando at 5 pm.
  • In the morning, the ceremony of investiture of uniforms will be held at the San Martín General Military School and at 12 o'clock the institute will travel to Roca Square in the town of Villa Ballester.

 Saturday 18 May: 

  • The Colegio Militar de la Nación will travel to Plaza San Martín in the town of Moreno at 11 in the morning.
  • The School of Non-Commissioned Officers of the Army Sergeant Cabral will be in the Esplanade de Tigre at 16 hours and from there it will travel to Puerto de Frutos in Tigre city at 17 hours.
  • The Directorate of Operational Education will be at 17:30 hours in the square located at the intersection of the avenues Teniente General Ricchieri and San Martín, in Bella Vista from 15 hours.
  • The Artillery Regiment 1 will open its doors to show its barracks and materials in Campo de Mayo from 10 am to 14 hours.


Publication Date: 18/05/2019

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