112 RBAF officers go up the ladder

James Kon

With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, 112 senior officers and officers of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) were promoted yesterday.

The promotion ceremonies took place at two separate venues – at Bolkiah Garrison Officer’s Mess for the promotion of RBAF Senior Officers and at Berakas Garrison Officer’s Mess for the promotion of RBAF Officers with the rank of Major below.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof attended the ceremony at the Bolkiah Garrison Officer’s Mess.

Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat presented the new insignias at the promotion ceremonies.

Permanent secretary, service commanders, deputy permanent secretaries, directors, commandants, senior officers and officers of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF as well as families of those promoted were present.

Three Senior Officers were promoted to the rank of Colonel, 23 officers to the rank of Substantive Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN), and nine officers to the rank of Acting Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN).

Meanwhile, at the Berakas Garrison Officer’s Mess, 19 officers were promoted to the rank of Substantive Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN); one officer to the rank of Acting Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN); 54 officers to the rank of Substantive Captain/Lieutenant (RBN) and three officers to the rank of Acting Captain/ Lieutenant (RBN).

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof at the ceremony. PHOTOS: MINDEF
Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat places the insignia on a promoted officer