The Crown Prince of Bahrain has taken the Passing out Parade Salute at Dartmouth‘s Britannia Royal Naval College. He was making a return visit to BRNC to inspect the 152 young officers completing their Royal Navy Initial Naval Training course.
The parade also included 11 international students from other nations including Fiji, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Malta, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Guyana and the Bahamas.
The Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain, previously attended the Lord High Admiral’s Parade in 2015 to see his son, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, commission as a Naval Officer.
The Commanding Officer of BRNC, Captain Jolyon Woodard 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.