Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, presented the Long Service Medal of the First Class to Minister of Defence Affairs (photo), Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi; Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi; Defence Ministry Undersecretary, Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and a number of Senior BDF Officers.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, to the honorees and congratulated them on the honor. He praised their dedication, tireless effort and long service to the Bahrain Defence Force.
He stressed that under HM the King’s directives, the BDF is proceeding with determination towards further achievements in accordance with the sound defense approach to defend the homeland and maintain its security and stability, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Sheikh Khalifa said that the BDF would always be interested in its servicemen, the true assets of the nation, across all areas and provide all support and appreciation to them.
History bears witness to the great capabilities that the BDF has provided to its men and is still exerting it in terms of great capabilities. It also works to honor its officers and personnel with medals, and all forms of support at various levels in appreciation of their great and distinguished efforts and in honor of all their diligent and fruitful work in the service of the BDF.
He stressed his pride in the BDF men and in their efforts in all capacities.
In another development, a graduation ceremony was held for new military recruits at the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF), in the presence of RBNF Commander Rear Admiral Mohammed Yousef Al-Asam.
A briefing was given on the session. Then, the graduates presented an infantry field military show and took the legal oath.
The RBNF Commander presented the graduates and top achievers with their certificates and prizes of appreciation, praising the efforts made in meeting the requirements of the session.