The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) held a celebration Monday at the A’Seeb Air Base in Muscat on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day which falls on December 11th and the Day of Retirees which falls on December 7th, every year under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al- Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications.
After paying military salute to the chief guest, RAFO personnel performed a silent march that reflected their high quality training. RAFO Music Band then staged some music performances, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The chief guest followed the parachute performance by RAFO free parachute team and a show by F-16 fighter gets.
The chief guest, the commanders and attendees toured the fixed exhibition, which includes a number of aircraft, weapons and equipment used by RAFO. The exhibition reflected the modernization and development witnessed by RAFO in the blessed era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
On this occasion, Air Vice-Marshall Matar bin Ali al- Ubaidani, Commander of RAFO said: “RAFO celebrates the day at which the armed forces personnel have recorded their victories. This day is a grant by His Majesty, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to the courageous troops.”
“On this occasion, I would like to seize the opportunity to renew pledge and loyalty to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces,” he added.
The ceremony was attended by the Chief-of-Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Commanders of the SAF Corps, military and security departments, members at the State Council, undersecretaries, senior officers at SAF, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and other security services, commanders, senior retired officers, Wali of A’Seeb, retirees, invitees, students commissioned, non-commissioned officers and RAFO personnel.