Muscat: The Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) celebrated at the RGO parade ground today its Annual Day, which falls on November 1 every year, and the graduation of new recruits in a ceremony presided over by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Legal Affairs. The ceremony held at the Parade Field of the RGO Command began with the Royal Anthem upon the arrival of the Minister of Legal Affairs and chief guest to the parade ground. He then inspected the front row of the graduate column. Afterwards, the graduating recruits performed military parades in slow march with arms performance and field skills.
The graduates then, marched in slow motion passing before the dais with RGO band. The chief guest then presented top graduates with appreciation certificates and special service medals to RGO personnel for their faithfulness in serving the country. The graduates chanted the RGO anthem accompanied with a parachute performance by the free jumping team of RGO and proclaimed thrice Long Live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The ceremony was attended by the chairmen of the State Council and Majlis Ash’shura, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces, military and security departments, members of the State Council, senior officers of SAF, RGO, Royal Oman Police (ROP), other military and security services, military attaches, retired senior officers, commissioned and non-commissioned officers, and personnel of the RGO. — ONA