The Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received British Naval Component Commander Commodore W. J. Warrender who introduced to him his successor Commodore Steve Dainton, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief thanked the outgoing commander of the British naval component for his efforts during his work stint, wishing the new commander success in his duties, and praised the historic Bahrain-UK cooperation ties in all fields, especially the cooperation in the military field.
Also attending during the meeting were Major General Hassan Mohammed Saad the Director of BDF General Headquarters; Naval Major General Yousef Ahmed Mal-Allah the Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Logistics and Supplies; Naval Major General Mohammed Hashim Al Sada the Director of Military Cooperation; and, Major General Sheikh Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa the Commander of the Royal Bahrain Navy Forces.
Furthermore, BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa visited a number of BDF units (photo) to inspect their administrative and combat readiness posture.
He highly commended the top-notch morale of the BDF personnel, their efficiency and readiness to perform their duties and tasks in optimal manner, calling them to exert more efforts and to continuously evolve their capabilities and skills. He also gave them his advice and directives regarding the maintaining of constant professionalism, efficacy and application of all their assigned duties in safeguarding the kingdom's security and stability.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa took pride in their tremendous efforts carrying out their sanctimonious duties under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander, vowing that the BDF will remain with Allah's help the invincible fort and the safety valve of our beloved kingdom and the protective shield of the nation, its territorial integrity and the provision of the requisite security for further development, progress and prosperity.