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Two army units honoured with prestigious banner

By Mohammad Ghazal - Dec 02,2015 - Last updated at Dec 02,2015

His Majesty King Abdullah presents the Supreme Commander’s Flag to an army unit during a ceremony in Amman on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — As part of continued efforts to recognise and honour various Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) units, His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the JAF, on Wednesday presented the Supreme Commander’s Flag, the most prestigious military honour granted to the JAF’s squadrons, to two of the army’s units.

The handing over of the banner is a show of appreciation for the bravery and sacrifices offered by the pilots of these units and their role in defending the country.

The flag was handed over by King Abdullah to Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Brigade and Khalid Bin Al Waleed Special Mission Battalion 15 that is affiliated to the King Hussein Bin Ali Brigade Special Mission 30 at a ceremony, where the JAF’s band played several musical compositions including the Trumpet Voluntary, among others.

Several armoured vehicles, including some of the oldest military vehicles used during the 1916 Great Arab Revolt, and others that are well preserved as part of efforts to preserve the country’s military heritage, surrounded the ceremony’s courtyard, where several Royal family members, high-ranking officers and officials were present.

Wednesday’s ceremony is part of preparations for major celebrations in the Kingdom next year marking the centennial anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt.

Addressing attendees, the commander of the King Hussein Bin Ali Brigade Special Mission 30 stressed that preserving the country’s security and stability is on top of priorities, highlighting the armed forces’ bravery and continued sacrifices to preserve the homeland. 

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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