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

sacred duty.

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