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 joined a get-together with Veteran Officers of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) held in conjunction with His Majesty’s 75th birthday celebration at Royal Berkshire Hall, Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club yesterday.
His Majesty’s arrival was greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Ibnu Ba’asith bin Pengiran Datu Penghulu Pengiran Haji Apong, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad bin Haji Daud and Major General (Rtd) Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Haji Abidin bin Pengiran Ahmad.
After a group photo with the event’s organising committee, His Majesty signed a parchment at Chesney Room. His Majesty then headed to the Royal Berkshire Hall for a cake-cutting ceremony and received a pesambah.
The event continued with a Doa Kesyukuran recitation by First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Othman bin Haji Suhaili @ Suhaily followed by a speech from Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Sanggamara Diraja Major General (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Ibnu Ba’asith.
After the banquet, His Majesty joined a group photo session.
The event was held to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday and an opportunity for the veteran officers to strengthen ties and express their gratitude and unwavering loyalty to the monarch who is the Supreme Commander of the RBAF.