His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), patronized in Manama the inauguration ceremony of the Special Battalion 83 Camp, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Upon arrival at the battalion’s camp, the King was welcomed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Defense Affairs Minister Lieutenant-General Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma, Royal Guard Commander, Brigadier-General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Special Battalion 83 Commander.
King Hamad unveiled the commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the camp and raise the flag of Battalion 83 which will join other BDF units in assuming their sacred patriotic duty of defending the nation and protecting its civilized march.
The Supreme Commander was then informed about the shooting fields.
The King wrote a statement in the VIP logbook in which he expressed delight in the inauguration of the Special Battalion 83 Camp and raising its flag.
He paid tribute to the BDF servicemen, stressing that they will remain the bulwark that defends the nation, safeguards its achievements and strengthens the pillars of its security and security to ensure the continuity of the progress and prosperity march.
The King also lauded with pride the missions carried out by Bahrain’s armed forces to the fullest to reinforce peace and security in the region, wishing success for everyone.
He vowed to carry on equipping the BDF with the latest and cutting-edge military systems and boost the capabilities of its staff in various fields of knowledge and modern sciences in recognitions of their high competence and outstanding professionalism.
King Hamad stressed the importance of continuing efforts to strengthen robust and fraternal military cooperation and rapprochement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states as well with brotherly and friendly countries in order to be able to fend off dangers and safeguard the region against terrorism in all its forms.
During the ceremony, King Hamad received Royal Guard Commander, Brigadier-General Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who introduced to him the Royal Guard’s Captain Abdulla Saleh Abdulla Al-Nafae, and Sergeant-Major Salah Awadh Al-Qradi upon whom he bestowed appreciation medals for their participation in delivering relief aid to refugees aboard a British ship across the Mediterranean.
Their participation in the mission along with the British forces, upon directives from the Royal Guard Commander, has been acclaimed by the British mission commander for their distinguished professionalism in carrying out the duties assigned to them.
King Hamad voiced deep pride in the BDF’s brave servicemen who, he said, have always proved that they are up to the responsibility of defending the nation and the security of the citizens and residents, in addition to their contributions to delivering humanitarian relief aid within various noble missions.