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HM King Hamad Opens Military Museum
10 : 28 PM - 05/02/2013
Manama-Feb5(BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today opened the BDF Military Museum, marking the 45th anniversary of the Bahrain Defence Force(BDF).

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa attended the inaugural ceremony.
His Majesty King Hamad was welcomed on arrival by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chief of National Guard Lieutenant-General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, and Chief of Staff Major General Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al-Khalifa.
After the national anthem, HM the King unveiled the memorial plaque, thus officially inaugurating the military museum.
HM the King then toured the museum, which includes paintings that document the history of Bahrain's military and BDF progress, in addition to its units' flags and weapons.
HM also toured Bahrain's rulers' hall, the hall of historical forts and documents, in addition to the Arab horses' hall and the hall of antique individual weapons.
HM the King toured the halls ground, navy and air forces and their uniform and medals, in addition to the BDF's participation in many noble tasks, including the war to liberated the State of Kuwait.
After that, HM wrote in the VIP record, and expressed pleasure to visit the museum, greeting BDF affiliates on the occasion of the Force's 45th anniversary, which coincides with the opening of the BDF Military Museum.
He added that the museum preserves national military history, taking pride in Bahraini people's military achievements.
HM expressed pride in the BDF's efforts to continue its noble message and perform its role in defending the country's gains, which contributes in documenting the history of Bahrain's military in general and in BDF in particular.
HM the King hailed landmark historic achievements, expressing thanks and appreciation to the organizers for their successful work.
HM the King was presented with a commemorative gift by HRH the Crown Prince.
On the occasion, HM expressed pleasure and pride in the Museum which documents the important stages of Bahrain's military history and the BDF progress and achievements.
He asserted that BDF day is a glorious anniversary, saying that thanks to the efforts of BDF affiliates and their dedication, the BDF has become a source of pride. He said during this day their achievements are recalled with appreciation.
HM the King said that since its establishment on the teachings of Islam and Arab values, the BDF is developing with the present towards a brighter future for the best interest of Bahrain and its people.
He affirmed continuous support to the BDF for its noble dedication to protect the country and preserve its achievements and its people's security and dignity.
HM the King expressed congratulations to all BDF officers soldiers and affiliates on the 45th anniversary, thanking them for their noble patriotic efforts and wishing them further success. DH / AHN

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