MUSCAT: The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) on Tuesday marked the Armed Forces Day which falls on December 11 and the Day of Retirees which falls on December 7 and graduation of officers. The ceremony was held under the auspices of Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice, at the Said Bin Sultan Naval Base.
At the outset of the celebration, the chief guest reviewed the front row of the graduates and the Protocol Guard. He then conferred medals long-service and good conduct to a number of RNO personnel and distributed prizes and appreciation certificates to outstanding graduates. The graduates received training at the Sultan Qaboos Naval Academy.
The graduates took the oath of allegiance and loyalty, they proclaimed thrice, ‘Long Live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Then, the graduates saluted the chief guest and staged a parade marking the end of the ceremony.