Muscat: The Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) celebrated its Annual Day at the RGO parade ground on Wednesday, which falls on November 1st every year, and the graduation of new recruits under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Saeedi, Minister of Legal Affairs.
The ceremony included graduation of new recruits and pinning special service medals for a number of RGO personnel.
The ceremony held at the Parade Field of the RGO Command began by playing 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.
Later, the graduating recruits then performed military parades in slow march with arms performance and field skills.
The graduates then, marched in slow motion passing before the dais to the company of RGO band.
The chief guest then presented top graduates with appreciation certificates and pinned RGO personnel with the special service medal in recognition of 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 Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The ceremony was attended by their highnesses, the chairmen of the State Council and Majlis Al Shura, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces, military and security departments, honourable members of the State Council, senior officers of SAF, RGO, Royal Oman Police (ROP), other military and security services, military attaches, RGO retired senior officers, commissioned and non-commissioned officers, commissioned and non-commissioned officers and personnel of the RGO.