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King meets UK army chief, attends Light Dragoons anniversary ceremony

By JT - Nov 05,2015 - Last updated at Nov 05,2015

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah met with UK Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Nicholas Houghton in London during a private visit, a Royal Court statement said Thursday. They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, especially in military fields.

Also on Thursday, during his private visit to London, King Abdullah attended a ceremony marking the 300th anniversary of the Light Dragoons, one of the oldest cavalry regiments in the British army, another Royal Court statement said.

The King had received a leading position in this internationally renowned regiment while receiving military training after his graduation from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His Majesty also attended a dinner banquet held on the occasion, in the presence of several senior officers and guests who served in different British armoured corps. 

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