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Passing out parade takes place at BRNC

20 April 2018
The Crown Prince of Bahrain has taken the Passing out Parade Salute at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC).

Passing out parade takes place at BRNCHis Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain, made a return visit to BRNC, to inspect the 152 young officers on parade marking the successful completion of their Royal Navy Initial Naval Training course.

On parade were 152 Officers destined for a career in the Naval Service including 17 Officers promoted from Senior Rate and 10 new Officers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

The parade also included 11 international students from other nations to include, Fiji, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Malta, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Guyana and the Bahamas.

The Crown Prince of Bahrain previously attended the Lord High Admiral’s Parade in 2015 to witness his son, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, commission as a Naval Officer.

It is a privilege to welcome His Royal Highness back to BRNC to inspect those passing out today

Captain Jolyon Woodard Royal Navy, Commanding Officer of Britannia Royal Naval College

The Commanding Officer of Britannia Royal Naval College, Captain Jolyon Woodard Royal Navy said: “It is a privilege to welcome His Royal Highness back to BRNC to inspect those passing out today.

"All have completed the demanding 29 week Initial Naval Training (Officers) course and they are now ready to serve as Commissioned Officers in their respective navies across the globe. What they have learnt at BRNC will remain with them throughout their careers.

"This is a very proud moment for them and their families, and I am equally proud of my staff at BRNC who have facilitated that training.”

Also taking part in the parade were Officer Cadets half way through their training who will pass out in August. The musical accompaniment was provided by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth.

Dignitaries from other Navies and organisations were among the VIP guests.

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