HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended the 2019 National Day Parade, which was held on Wednesday morning on Doha Corniche.
HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani also attended the National Parade.
The parade was attended by HE Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Khalifa Al-Thani; HH Personal Representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani; HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani; HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani; HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al-Thani; and a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers.
The parade was also attended by HE Speaker of the Shura Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, and a number of members of the Shura Council, in addition to a number of Their Excellences guests, including HE President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, and HE Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command Lieutenant General Joseph Guastella.
It was also attended by a number of members of the Municipal Council, heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the state, and a number of leaders of branches and units and senior officers of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior, in addition to notables and a large group of citizens and residents.
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 horsemen and camel cavalry and an air show featuring several aircraft types including "Rafale" multi-purpose jet fighter; "Apache" attack helicopters; "F-15" warplanes; and "Typhoon" multirole fighters in addition to other military helicopters as well as transport and cargo aircraft.
Afterward, came the parade of the Armed Forces infantry led by the national flag, and followed by the air forces; land force; naval force; armored personnel carriers; special forces; military police; support forces; the Amiri Guard and armored vehicles.
After that, the teams of the Ministry of Interior and Civil Defense started their show with a line of facilities security vehicles; women police, rescue police department (Al Fazaa); internal security force (Lekhwiya), followed by 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.
The show concluded with a parade of children dressed in Amiri Guard uniform.
All units of the land, air, and navy armed forces, the Amiri Guard forces, and the Lekhwia participated in the national parade, in addition to members of the Ministry of Interior from the civil defense force, coast guard, borders guard, traffic police, members of the Police College and National Service Recruits.
Source: Qatar News Agency-QNA
Image Source: QNA/Twitter
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