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KDB DARUTTAQWA (09) CELEBRATES 8TH ANNIVERSARY

KDB DARUTTAQWA (09), Wednesday 07 September 2022 – KDB DARUTTAQWA has recently celebrated her 8th Anniversary of active service in the Royal Brunei Navy fleet. Her motto, which is Honour, Strength and Unity, has been a standing pillar of morale and drive for the ships company in fulfilling her roles and duties. She is the 4th ship of the DARUSSALAM Class built in Bremen, Lemwerder, Republic of Germany. She completed her Maiden Voyage to Brunei Darussalam and she was commissioned on 8­­th September 2014 by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, The Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

The event was attended by the Commanding Officer, Officers and the current ships company. The highlight of the event was the launching of the ship's crest, followed by a short video presentation showcasing the ship's previous achievements and memories, and a cake-cutting session by the Commanding Officer and sailors of the maiden crew. Prizes were also presented to winners of organized events in conjunction with the ship's anniversary and prominent crew members of the vessel were awarded Bintang Harapan and Sauh Emas as well as the Rule of the Road Master award.

The Commanding Officer also delivered a short speech to which he commended the ships company, past and present.  He added that though only a few of the maiden crew remain onboard, the standards and the dedication that they displayed has become a pillar of strength to the current ships company, and will always be for generations to come. He commended the current crew and reminded them all to cherish the memories of those that came before, and be brave in the face of new challenges and adversities to come. A doa recital followed with the intention for entire officers and crew to be blessed and protecteed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

With great hope, KDB DARUTTAQWA will continue to uphold the Royal Brunei Navy's mission, which is to defend Brunei's maritime sovereignty and territorial integrity for many years to come.