RAFO Celebrates Graduation of Pilots, Officers

The Royal Air Force of Oman

(RAFO) celebrated the graduation of pilots and officers in a ceremony

held at the ground of Ghala Air Base and Sultan Qaboos Air Academy

today under the auspices of Lt.Gen Sayyid Munthir bin Majid al-Said,

Head of Liaison and Coordination Apparatus at the Royal Office.

The graduation ceremony began by the military salute to the chief

guest while the RAFO Music Band played the Royal Anthem. The chief

guest inspected the front column of graduates. Then, the graduates

advanced in slow march passing before the main dais.

Lt.Gen al-Busaidi pinned flying wing on graduated pilots. He also

handed over the Sword of Honour to the Flying Officer Ibrahim bin

Salim al-Subhi, who came first at the level of officer cadets course.

The graduation ceremony was attended by ministers, commanders

at the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), and other military and security

units, honourable members of the State Council and members of the

Majlis A’Shura, senior officers at SAF and other security units in the

state, retired commanders and senior officers, military attaches of

sisterly and friendly countries’ embassies in the Sultanate, RAFO

personnel and parents of the graduates.

Source: Oman News Agency