Proud day for 83 officer cadets

By 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, 83 probationary officer cadets have been appointed officer cadets.

The appointment ceremony was held at the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) in Kampong Tanah Jambu yesterday.

Commander of the RBAF cum guest of honour Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat awarded the insignias to the 53 male and 30 female officer cadets, in the presence of officers of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF as well as parents of the newly appointed officer cadets.

The 83 officer cadets had been selected through the Armed Forces Commissioning Board and reported to the Officer Cadet School on January 26, 2021. Over the past six weeks, they went through basic military training spanning across drills, physical fitness, field craft, map reading, leadership and management, among others.

The officer cadets will now embark on the next 46 weeks of more rigorous and intensive training to become high-quality officers in leadership, knowledge and character.

Head of the RBAF Religious Department Commander Haji Ainolnizam bin Haji Ibrahim, RBN, recited a Doa Selamat to bless the ceremony.

Commander of the RBAF Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat affixes the insignia onto the uniform of a newly appointed officer cadet. PHOTO: MINDEF