Muscat, The Royal Guard of Oman (RGO)
celebrated its Annual Day, which falls on 1 November every year at the
RGO parade ground today.
The ceremony to mark the RGO Annual Day was held under the
patronage of Darwish bin Ismail al-Balushi, Minister Responsible for
Financial Affairs. The RGO also celebrated the graduation of new
recruits and pinning long service medals to a RGO personnel.
The ceremony began with playing the Royal Anthem upon the
arrival of the chief guest to the parade ground. Then, the chief guest
inspected the front row of the graduates. The graduates then staged
performances in military infantry and weapon movement. They also
formed a portrait called “November the History of A Nation Built by
Qaboos 48″. The graduates made a performance with slow march in
front of the main dais accompanied by the RGO music.
The Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs then handed over
certificates to top graduates. He also pinned special service medals on
RGO personnel in recognition to their efforts in serving the country and
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of
Armed Forces, as well as their dedication in carrying out their national
The graduates chanted the RGO anthem and proclaimed thrice
Long Live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme
Commander of the Armed Forces while the RGO Free Fall Team
staged a parachuting performance.
The ceremony was attended by their highnesses, chairmen of
the State Council and Majlis A’Shura, ministers, commanders of the
Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), military and security departments,
honourable members of the State Council, senior officers at SAF, RGO,
Royal Oman Police (ROP), other military and security departments,
military attaches, invitees, RGO retired senior officers, RGO
commissioned and non-commissioned officers and personnel.
Source: Oman News Agency