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King presents Supreme Commander’s Flag to three army battalions

By Mohammad Ghazal - Apr 05,2016 - Last updated at Apr 05,2016

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, presents the Supreme Commander’s Flag to a battalion of the King Hussein Bin Talal 40th Armoured Brigade on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AL QATRANA — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday presented the Supreme Commander’s Flag to three battalions of the King Hussein Bin Talal 40th Armoured Brigade, which was created in 1961.

The handing over of the banner is a show of appreciation for the bravery and sacrifices offered by members of these units and their role in defending the country and is part of continued efforts by King Abdullah to recognise the various units of the army.

At a ceremony, where the JAF’s band played several musical compositions as the army personnel lined up around armoured vehicles and tanks, the Monarch handed over the flag to the Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II First Mechanised Battalion, the Second Armoured Battalion, and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein 4th Tank Battalion. 

Several Royal family members and high-ranking officers and officials attended the ceremony.

The brigade’s battalions participated in several wars and played a key role in defending Palestine in 1948, 1967 and 1973.

Addressing attendees, the commander of the brigade highlighted the armed forces’ valour and sacrifices to protect the Kingdom.
Upon arrival at the ceremony site, the King received an official welcome that included a 21-gun salute by the artillery.
The base colour of the banner is maroon and in the centre lies an image of the Royal Crown lifted on two ears of wheat. 

On the top corner of the flag to the side of the wand appears the emblem of the honoured unit.

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