The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud patronized the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Foundation of King Faisal Air College (KFAC) in Riyadh Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The ceremony also celebrated the graduation of the 91st batch of KFAC’s students as well as the launch of the new F.15-Saudi Advance (SA) aircraft, which joined the fleet of Royal Saudi Air Force, in the presence of President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir of Republic of Sudan.
Upon arrival at the venue accompanied by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and Prince Naif bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region; Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense; Chief of General staff General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan; Acting Commander of Royal Saudi Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Otaibi and Commander of King Faisal Air College, Air Vice Marshal Khalid Abdullah Al-La’aboun.
The Royal Anthem was played. Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques inspected the ground field of aircraft and the parade.
After the King took his place at the podium, the ceremony commenced with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
Then, the Commander of the King Faisal Air College, Air Vice Marshal Khalid Al-La'aboun delivered a speech welcoming the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; President of the Republic of Sudan and the audience.
He said: “Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of this great edifice where the beginning of training was launched by late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz by raising the banner of the College in this field honored to be named after him.”
After that, the speech of the graduates was delivered on behalf of them by Cadet Musaed Al-Ghufeili in which they expressed their happiness that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques patronized their graduation ceremony from the great King Faisal Air College to continue the march of sacrifices in the ranks of brave soldiers defending the homeland.