The graduation of the Tactical Parachute Jump Course and the Officer Cadets Course
On Monday 19th May 2014, The Sultan of Oman Parachutes (SOP) at the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) celebrated the graduation of the Tactical Parachute Jump Course No. (117/2014) of the Officer Cadets Course No. (49). Personnel from the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) and the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) participated in this course. The ceremony held under the auspices of Major Gen Matar bin Salim bin Rashid al Balushi, Commander of RAO.
At the beginning of the ceremony, a short brief was given about the graduated course. The graduates performed a Tactical Parachute Jump from C130 of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The National Free Jumping Team took part in the occasion by a parachute parade from different heights.
At the end of the ceremony, the chief guest pinned parachute wings on chests of the graduates, distributed appreciation prizes to the courses' top graduates.
The ceremony was attended by the Governor of South al Batinah, a number of senior officers at the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) and the Royal Guards of Oman (RGO), a number of commissioned, non-commissioned officers and personnel at Sultan of Oman Parachutes (SOP).