Saudi Arabian Defence Force Visits the Fleet

Article and photos by Able Seaman Jason Warren Bland

30 January 2017

The Commander of the Staff College for the Saudi Arabian Defence Force, Major General Ali Abdllaha A. Alkahtani visited the Fleet, with the purpose of benchmarking the training facilities offered in the South African Navy.



The silent guard awaiting the arrival of the Saudi Arabian delegation

The Commander of Staff College for the Saudi Arabian Defence Force, Major General Ali Abdllaha A. Alkahtani followed by his delegation

Flag Office Commanding, Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Joseph Dlamini, welcomed Major General Ali Abdllaha A. Alkahtani on his arrival to Fleet Command Head Quarters for a courtesy call with Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral, Bubele Mhlana.



The Commander of the Staff College for the Saudi Arabian Defence Force, Major General Ali Abdllaha A. Alkahtani handing over a crest to Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana

Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana handing over a crest the Commander of the Staff College for the Saudi Arabian Defence Force, Major General Ali Abdllaha A. Alkahtani

   


Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana with the Major General and Defence Attaché

The delegation having luck at Admiralty House, hosted by Flag Officer Commanding, Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Joseph Dlamini

On completion of their courtesy call, the delegation visited the Maritime Warfare Training Centre, where Captain Rustin-Patrick gave a presentation on the various training facilities provided by the South African Navy. The visit concluded with a lunch hosted by Flag Office Commanding, Rear Admiral (Junior Grade) Joseph Dlamini at Admiralty House in Simon’s Town.


The delegation with members from the South African Navy outside Admiralty House