By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, a Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF, senior officer was promoted to the rank of 'First Admiral' effective yesterday. The promotion ceremony of the said office was held yesterday morning at Officers' Mess in Bolkiah Garrison.
Present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence. The insignia presentation ceremony was led by Major General Udara Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat, Commander of RBAF. The officer is Captain Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji, Royal Brunei Navy, Chief of Staff RBAF. Also present were Services Commanders, Permanent Secretary, Deputy Permanent Secretary and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
Source: Radio Television Brunei