Commander of the Royal Bahrain Guard, Brigadier-General HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in the presence of the Royal Guard’s Special Force Commander, Major HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and the son of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, First Lieutenant HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, patronized in Manama the graduation ceremony of a special military training session. A number of senior BDF officers were also present.
A briefing on the session’s theoretical and practical programs was presented and a film on the exercises carried out during it was screened. Then, the Royal Guard Commander presented the graduates with certificates and awarded top achievers, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Sheikh Nasser congratulated the participants in the session on their graduation, wishing them every success in carrying out their duties along with their brethren from the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF).
Meanwhile, under the patronage of the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the BDF Officers’ Club hosted the inauguration of a book entitled “Khalifa bin Ahmed Biography and March”.
The Commander-in-Chief deputized Oil Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to attend the inauguration ceremony of the book which sheds light on his professional and human life.
Defense Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Yussef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, and BDF Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were also present.
The author, media figure Said Abdulla Al-Hamad, delivered a statement in which he paid tribute to Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed, praising his dedication in the service of the nation and achievements as a BDF Commander-in-Chief.
He said that the book contains chapters highlighting Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed’s life, upbringing and how he lived with people, played with them and shared everything with them, so he loved them and they loved him.
Then, the Minister of Oil, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa, delivered a speech on behalf of the Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed, noting that the book is inaugurated marking the kingdom’s celebrations of the BDF’s 50th Anniversary.
He credited His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, with the establishment of the BDF, and commended the efforts exerted by those worked with HM the King to advance the BDF.
He asserted that the BDF has enjoyed the support of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, since its inception and also the backing of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
The Oil Minister added that Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed epitomizes the personality of an Arab Muslim commander for his loyalty, devotion, honesty, bravery, courage, fairness and strong determination, noting that he taught all those values to his sons at home, and to the BDF affiliates.
The Minister described the book as a historical reference for Bahrain’s modern military history.
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by senior officials, diplomats, ambassadors, military attachés, senior BDF, National Guard and Interior Ministry’s officers, writers, journalists and media personnel.