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Emir attends graduation ceremony of 8th batch of National Service recruits

Emir attends graduation ceremony of 8th batch of National Service recruits


QNA
Doha
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attended the graduation ceremony of the 8th batch of the National Service recruits at Al Shamal Training Camp on Tuesday morning.
The ceremony was attended by a number of their excellencies ministers, senior military officials, commanders of the Armed Forces and the Interior Ministry, officers, non-commissioned officers and parents of recruits of the National Service.
HH the Emir honoured the first distinguished recruits of the 1st Battalion (university degree holders) and the 2nd Battalion (secondary certificate holders).
The ceremony began with the National Anthem. It was followed by a speech by the Chairman of the National Service Authority Brigadier Saeed Hamad al Nuaimi who hailed the event as a fruit of HH the Emir's continuous support to the National Service projects in particular, and the Armed Forces projects in general.
He stressed that the National Service witnessed a qualitative leap in training and armament which reflects the level of readiness of the Armed Forces, noting that the National Service has specialised forces in each branch of the Armed Forces.
Following that, the National Service recruits performed a parade accompanied by a variety of military exercises including land and sea infiltration, landing and ambush, hostage clearance, stadium riots in addition to Civil Defence exercises.
The number of National Service graduates in the 8th batch was 650 recruits of university and secondary degrees holders who received training in infantry, fitness, light weapons and shooting, field and combat skills, riot control, chemical defense, civil defense and first aid. They also attended religious and cultural programmes and lectures.

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