The 169th male and the 57th female intake of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) completed their basic military training with a passing out parade ceremony at the Training Institute RBAF at Penanjong Garrison yesterday.
Three hundred male recruits completed their six-month basic military training while 58 female recruits completed their three-month military training. The top recruits were awarded during the ceremony by Permanent Secretary (Security and Law) at the Prime Minister’s Office Hajah Nor Hashimah binti Haji Mohammed Taib.
For the men, Recruit (L) Mohd Danish Shah bin Behrom Shem was awarded the overall best recruit, Recruit (U) Haffizul Ikhmal bin Mohd Daud for the best in military skills, recruit Mohammad Hafizz bin Talip for best in light weapon training and Recruit (U) Mohd Azimuddin bin Haji Awang Bungsu for the best in physical training.
Corporal Safwan bin Haji Bahar received the best section commander award while Sergeant Mohd Hardini bin Jaludin won the best platoon sergeant award.
For women, Recruit Nurul Syafiqah binti Yahya was the overall best recruit, Recruit (L) Dayangku Siti Syifa Wajihah binti Pengiran Norzaini was best in military skills, Recruit Syasya Ereena Syqira binti Saiful Rizal won best in light weapon training and Recruit Inarah Ainul Hayati binti Jasni was best in physical training. Corporal Siti Nurrizati binti Haji Tasrif was given the best in section commander award, and Sergeant Linda binti Serudin won the best platoon sergeant award.
The permanent secretary inspected the parade, and remarked that the end of the training marked the first few steps into a long military career.
She highlighted that it was important for the new recruits to be eager and committed to their roles and responsibilities.
Also present was Acting Commander of the RBAF Brigadier General Dato Seri Pahlawan Saifulrizal bin Abdul Latif, service commanders and the Joint Force Commander, officers, RBAF personnel and parents, guardians and families of the recruits.