His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa paid a visit to the Bahrain Defense Force’s (BDF) Royal Guards Force to patronize the Ramadan sport contests. BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, was present.
HM the King was welcomed by Commander of the Royal Guards , Major General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Commander of the Royal Guard Special Force, Lt-Colonel HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and senior officers, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Following the recitation of verses from the holy Quran, the Royal Guard Commander delivered a speech, in which he welcomed the visit of HM the King to the Royal Guard camp, the home of the brave soldiers who exert outstanding efforts to enhance Bahrain’s standing at military, sport, social and humanitarian levels.
The Royal Guards Commander paid tribute to the fallen heroes who sacrificed their live defending the homeland, Islam and justice, praying to Almighty God to rest their souls in eternal peace. He highlighted the commitment of the Royal Guard staff to defend the homeland.
He offered Ramadan greetings to HM the King, wishing him good health and happiness to continue leading the Kingdom towards further successes and achievements.
HM the King watched the various sports and military competitions in which officers and members of the Royal Guards, female staff and sons of officers took part. The competitions aimed to raise the level of fitness, military efficiency, and the spirits of fair competition, perseverance and challenge and to ensure full readiness.
HM the King congratulated the winners, presented them their prizes and wished them further successes.
HM the King expressed his appreciation to HH Sheikh Nasser and to Royal Guards for their ability to rise up to their national duties with high efficiency and deep sense of loyalty and sincerity, alongside their brothers in arms in all units of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF). HM King Hamad also lauded their high morale and their advanced professional standards.
HM the King praised the valiant men of the Royal Guards dedicated to carrying out the noble tasks entrusted to them, alongside their brave brothers from the BDF within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition Operation Restoring Hope.
HM King Hamad highlighted their noble mission to provide humanitarian relief to people in Yemen as well as their continuous achievements and victories that constitute a source of pride to all.
HM the King exchanged greetings with the Royal Guards’ staff marking the last 10 days of the blessed month of Ramadan, praying to Allah Almighty to rest the souls of the fallen soldiers in eternal peace.
In another development, BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received the newly appointed Belgian Military Attaché Eric Michiels accredited to Bahrain, based in Abu Dhabi.
The Commander-in-Chief wished him success in his mission, reviewing the historical relations between the two countries and ways of strengthening cooperation.