Lending a helping hand

James Kon

Other than safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation, Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) also play a role in assisting to the community during a natural disaster.

During the recent heavy rains and flooding, RBAF personnel were involved in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.

The Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF) Second Battalion was deployed in Kampong Layong, Kampong Rambai and Kampong Panchong of the Tutong District to provide assistance.

The assistance included logistics support during the flood. The RBLF utilised its boats and trucks to help transport residents, school children and government officials.

HADR operations are part of RBAF’s commitment to support the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) as the nation’s leading agency in disaster response. Operations also contribute to fostering civil-military ties.

Royal Brunei Armed Forces personnel travel by boat to provide assistance to people in the country’s flood-hit areas. PHOTO: RBAF
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Royal Brunei Armed Forces’ truck and boats used during the floods in the Tutong District. PHOTOS: RBAF