Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) held at the Royal Defence Force Training Centre Wednesday a graduation ceremony for new recruits, in the presence of Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Human Resources Major General Sheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa.
The graduation ceremony was held in conjunction with the Kingdom’s celebrations of the BDF anniversary on February 5, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The ceremony started with a recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran which was followed by a speech given on the occasion. Then, a briefing was given on the session and the training stages. After that, the graduates presented a field military parade for the infantry and many practical applications before taking the legal oath.
At the end of the ceremony, the Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Human Resources presented the graduates and top achievers with their certificates and prizes of appreciation, commending the efforts of the officers, trainers and graduates in achieving the requirements of the session successfully.
The graduation ceremony was attended by BDF senior officers.
Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received at the BDF General Command Wednesday, UK’s Defence Senior Adviser to the Middle East, Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer.
Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, were present.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the distinguished long-standing solid Bahrain-UK relations, praising the ongoing cooperation between the two friendly kingdoms across various fields, particularly regarding their exchange of expertise and cooperation in the military field.
Director of the BDF General Command’s Court, Major-General Hassan Mohammed Saad, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering, Rear Admiral Yousef Ahmed Malallah, and a number of senior BDF officers also attended the meeting.