Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander
of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF),
on Monday presented the Supreme Commander’s
Flag to Ja'far bin Abi Talib 39th Mechanized
Battalion from Princess Aliyah 48th Mechanized
Brigade that was established in 1965.
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.
Upon arrival at the ceremony
site, the King received an official welcome
that included a 21-gun salute by the artillery.
the King was welcomed by the
chairman of the joint chiefs of staff as
well as senior army officers.
Addressing attendees, the
commander of the battalion highlighted the
armed forces’ sacrifices to protect
A military exhibition was
also organized on the sidelines of the ceremony
in which machinery and weapons used by the
battalion were displayed.
The ceremony was also
attended by a number of Royal family members,
the prime minister, the Senate president,
the speaker of the Lower House of Parliament
as well as top civic and military officials.