Amir, Father Amir attend National Day parade
December 18 2020 01:14 PM
Amir, Father Amir attend National Day Parade
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attended the 2020 National Day Parade, which was held on Friday morning on Doha Corniche amid precautionary and preventive measures imposed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) this year.
His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani also attended the parade.
The parade was attended by the Amir's Personal Representative His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani; His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani; HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa al-Thani; HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani and a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers.

The parade was also attended by HE the Shura Council Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, and a number of members of the Shura Council, in addition to a number of guests, including Commander of US Air Forces Central Command Lieutenant General Gregory Guillot.

Amir congratulates citizens,
residents on National Day

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani congratulated the people of Qatar on the occasion of Qatar National day. 
His Highness the Amir said in a tweet Friday that the Day comes in a year that was full of challenges but has witnessed a progression of achievements. 

Such achievements have made Qatar into an oasis of stability, progress and prosperity. We are proud of this progress and look forward to achieve more by the will of God first and then by the will our sons and daughters, His Highness the Amir said in the tweet.

It was also attended by a number of branch and unit commanders, senior officers of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior, in addition to notables, families of the health sector, and participating parties.

Following the National Anthem and the firing of 18-shot gun salute to celebrate Qatar National Day, the national parade started with the entry of the White Army consisting of doctors, nurses, Qatar Red Crescent Society employees and volunteers who cooperated with the health sector during the fight against the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as the armed forces sang a song poem in appreciation of their efforts to address this pandemic.
After that, the parade of the Armed Forces infantry led by the national flag displayed the flag group consisting of 1,000 soldiers; followed by the parade of the ground forces; the parade of the air force; the parade of the naval forces; armored personnel carriers; special forces; military police; support forces; the Amiri Guard, with the entry of the vehicles, armored vehicles and parachute jumping.
Then, the teams of the Ministry of Interior and Civil Defense started their show with a line of facilities security vehicles; military police, rescue police department (Al Fazaa); followed by the parade of internal security force (Lekhwiya), and a show of the armed forces' armored vehicles, tanks, air defense systems, military police vehicles, anti-terrorism vehicles, military communications systems and electronic warfare in addition to a naval show featuring Amiri naval forces' vessels in addition to warships and speed boats that are equipped with the latest defense systems.
The parade concluded by the entry of horsemen and camel cavalry and an air show featuring several aircraft types including "Rafale" multi-purpose jet fighter; Mirage multi-mission defensive and offensive fighters; "Apache" attack helicopters; "F-15" warplanes; and "Typhoon" in addition to other military combat aircraft, helicopters, airlift, cargo aircraft and show aircraft.    

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