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TANAH JAMBU, Monday 25 November 2020 – The Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF) celebrated its 10th anniversary today, which took place at the DA RBAF Auditorium. The arrival of the Guest of Honour, Lieutenant Colonel Hajah Suriyati binti Haji Junaidi, the Acting Commandant of DA RBAF was welcomed by the Chairperson of this year’s event, Major Ahmad Bohare bin Mansor.

The ceremony started with a recital of Surah Al-Fatihah and Surah An-Nisa verse 58-63 by LCpl Awang Muhammad Zulilmi bin Awang Haji Juaihia. The event then proceeded with a speech of the Acting Commandant of the DA RBAF which focused on the journey of Defence Academy over the past 10 years, the achievements since its establishment and Defence Academy’s way forward that was developed by the former Commandant. In conjunction with Defence Academy’s 10th anniversary, the Acting Commandant acknowledged the former and present Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces Executive Committee as well as the former Commandants who have contributed directly and indirectly to the development of the Defence Academy.

The Acting Commandant concluded her speech by conveying her appreciation to the event organiser and all committees for their dedication, hard work and planning in making the event a success. Award winner’s presentation were then presented to the Best Senior and Junior Rank personnel at DA RBAF for the year 2020, which was won by WO2 Siti Aisah binti Haji Ali and Cpl Mohd Afneeyzam bin Budin respectively. The anniversary celebration concluded with cake cutting ceremony and followed by refreshments at the Ceremonial Hall.