RAFO celebrates Armed Forces Day at Seeb base

Energy Monday 10/December/2018 22:07 PM
By: Times News Service
RAFO celebrates Armed Forces Day at Seeb base

Muscat: The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) held a celebration yesterday at the Seeb Air Base on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day which falls on December 11 and the Day of Retirees which falls on December 7, every year under the auspices of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications.
After paying military salute to the chief guest, RAFO personnel performed a silent march that reflected their high quality training. RAFO Music Band then staged some music performances.
The chief guest followed the parachute performance by RAFO free parachute team and a show by F-16 fighter gets.
The chief guest, the commanders and attendees toured the fixed exhibition, which includes a number of aircraft, weapons and equipment used by RAFO. The exhibition reflected the modernization and development witnessed by RAFO in the blessed era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
On this occasion, Air Vice-Marshall Matar bin Ali Al Ubaidani, Commander of RAFO gave the following statement: “RAFO celebrates the day at which the armed forces personnel have recorded their victories. This day is a grant by His Majesty, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to the courageous troops.
“On this occasion, I would like to seize the opportunity to renew pledge and loyalty to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces”.
The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), commanders of the SAF Corps, military and security departments, members at the State Council, undersecretaries, senior officers at SAF, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and other security services, commanders, senior retired officers, Wali of A’Seeb, retirees, invitees, students commissioned, non-commissioned officers and RAFO personnel.