| Hakim Hayat |
HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday attended a momentous occasion for 22 Officer Cadets who are now officially enrolled into the military after successfully completing intensive 48-week training under the wings of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ (RBAF) Officer Cadet School (OCS).
The Sovereign’s Parade Ceremony for the Officer Cadets of the 12th Intake took place at the Parade Square of the RBAF Officer Cadet School (OCS) in Sungai Akar Camp.
Upon arrival, His Majesty, who is also the Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the RBAF, was greeted by the Deputy Minister of Defence, Dato Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat and the Commander of the RBAF, Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah.
His Majesty received a Royal Salute and inspected the Static Guard of Honour mounted by personnel of the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) and later inspected the parade which comprised 22 Officer Cadets of the 12th Intake and 30 Officer Cadets of the 13th Intake.
After the official commissioning in a titah, His Majesty presented awards to the outstanding Officer Cadets. The most prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ was awarded to 18433 OCdt Amirul Adini bin Haji Amir Abas, who achieved excellence in all fields of training.
The recipient of ‘Best Overall in Academic’ was 50841 OCdt (U) Mohammad Alli Farid bin Ibrahim, who demonstrated high intellect and critical thinking ability throughout the academic assessments.
The ‘Best Military Skills’ award went to 50842 OCdt Mohammad Ros Azmi bin Roslan for achieving the best result in all military skills assessments.
Meanwhile, the ‘Best Physical Training Endurance’ award was presented to 50843 OCdt (L) Haji Mohd Syahmi Fakhrullah bin Haji Mohd Is’srah, for the best achievement in all aspects of physical training tests.
The itinerary proceeded with triple chants of ‘Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik’ from the parade followed by a Doa recitation by Captain Ariffin bin Amit, Assistant Head of the RBAF Religious Department (JA’MAAT).
From the parade square, His Majesty proceeded to the Sungai Akar Officers’ Mess and consented to receive a Pesambah entitled, ‘Al-Atijah Waqta’. The Officer Cadets’ journey book, which documented their training over the last 48 weeks, was also presented to His Majesty.
Prior to leaving the ceremony, His Majesty consented to receive the ‘Junjung Ziarah’ from the newly commissioned officers with their families, instructors and officers of the OCS as well as international course participants of the Command and Staff College. The ceremony ended with a group photo session.