56 years of upholding maritime security

James Kon

The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) commemorated its 56th anniversary with a parade ceremony at the RBN Parade Square, led by Lieutenant Commander Mohamad Husaini bin Haji Mohamad Sofian yesterday.

RBN Commander First Admiral Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji was the guest of honour.

First Admiral Spry highlighted the several accomplishments and evolutions RBN experienced since its inception 56 years ago, adding that the RBN has remained relevant with the existing challenges and threats in the maritime security domain by acquiring and developing capabilities and new assets, fulfilling their roles and responsibilities as stated in the Defence White Paper 2021.

The RBN Commander also said that apart from modernisation, a true testament of an organisation’s maturity lies in its human resource quality and professionalism.

During the parade, RBN officers and personnel who have shown the best achievements and professionalism in their careers were honoured with awards.

The Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) commemorated its 56th anniversary with a parade ceremony at the RBN Parade Square yesterday. Photo shows RBN Commander First Admiral Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji inspecting the parade during the ceremony. PHOTO: MINDEF
Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) Commander First Admiral Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji in a group photo with RBN officers and personnel. PHOTOS: MINDEF
The RBN Commander presenting awards to recipients

Warrant Officer 2 Fauzillah Rahime bin Haji Damit received the Sauh Emas award, while Leading Hand Mohammad Ikhrimah bin Zulkefli received the Bintang Harapan award. The Best Engineer award went to Warrant Officer 2 Irwan bin Haji Ludin.

Meanwhile, the Best Male Athletes were awarded to Commander Malek Fadillah bin Pehin Datu Juragan Laila Diraja Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Kefli; Lieutenant Awangku Faizul Azmizan bin Pengiran Rajalli; and Chief Petty Officer Khairol Anwar bin Haji Ali Hassan.

The Best Female Athletes were awarded to Lieutenant Junior Grade Nabilah binti Yanie; Lieutenant Junior Grade Wan Syamimi Alya’a Filzah binti Lieutenat Colonel (Rtd) Zulkiflee; Leading Hand Nurul Hazimah binti Hamzah; and Leading Hand Noorsuriani binti Rusmah. The awards honour their achievements in physical activities at the RBN, Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), Ministry of Defence and at national levels.

RBN Religious Teacher Mas Ismandi bin Hassan led the recitation of Doa Selamat.