• Short Summary

    THE RULER OF BAHRAIN, HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL-KHALIFAH ATTENDED A COMMISSIONING PARADE AT MONS OFFICER CADET SCHOOL, ALDERSHOT, TODAY (FRIDAY) TO SEE HIS SON COMMISSIONED AT THE END OF A 20 WEEK COURSE.

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    THE RULER OF BAHRAIN, HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL-KHALIFAH ATTENDED A COMMISSIONING PARADE AT MONS OFFICER CADET SCHOOL, ALDERSHOT, TODAY (FRIDAY) TO SEE HIS SON COMMISSIONED AT THE END OF A 20 WEEK COURSE. HIS SON, THE HEIR-APPARENT, OFFICER CADET SHAIKH HAMID BIN ISA AL-KHALIFAH, WILL BECOME AN OFFICER OF THE BAHRAIN ROYAL GUARD.

    THE PARADE WAS INSPECTED BY THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE ARMY, MR. JAMES BOYDEN, MP, WHO ALSO TOOK THE SALUTE. 54 CADETS WERE COMMISSIONED, OF WHOM 15 WILL GO TO OVERSEAS FORCES. SIX OVERSEAS COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED IN THE PARADE; BAHRAIN, KENYA, SOUTH ARABIA, JAMAICA, MALAWI AND NIGERIA.

    A SILVER MOUNTED OFFICER'S CANE WAS PRESENTED TO THE SENIOR UNDER OFFICER OF THE COURSE, ROBERT D.F.C. SKENE, WHO WILL GO TO THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS. A SIMILAR CANE WAS PRESENTED TO THE BEST OVERSEAS CADET, UNDER OFFICER NYASIRI OF KENYA.

    AN UNEXPECTED PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY SHAIKH AL-KHALIFAH, WHO PRESENTED A GOLDEN ENCASED SWORD TO BRIGADIER P.C.S HEIDENHAM, THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF MONS BARRACKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC845ITL21MZ9O3KNF73GS17P0
    Media URN:
    VLVAC845ITL21MZ9O3KNF73GS17P0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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