Two RDF officers graduate as pilots in Qatar

On 28 January 2021 at 03:26

Two Rwanda Defence Force officer cadets; 2Lt Eloge Nyiringabo and 2Lt Josia Rugema yesterday graduated as pilots from Al Zaeem Air College in Qatar. In total 85 students including 71 pilots and 14 from support specialties from Qatar, Kuwait and Rwanda graduated from the College.

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani presided over the graduation ceremony of the 8th batch of students of Al Zaeem Air College at Al Udeid Air Base.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, a number of ministers and other high ranking Qatar Defence Forces Officials.

Rwanda Defence Force was represented by Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana, Commandant of Rwanda Military Academy Gako and Lt Col Dany Gatsinzi, Chief of Operations-Rwanda Air Force.

Speaking at the occasion; the Acting Commander of Al Zaeem Air College, Brigadier Pilot Abdullah Mubarak al-Mohannadi said the 8th batch of students spent three years of theoretical and practical training using the latest technology and successfully completed the requirements for obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in aeronautics.

Al-Mohannadi congratulated the graduates and pointed out that the college provided all the capabilities over the years of study to qualify the students and refine their military and academic personalities and consolidate their lofty values so that they would be role models in all service and duty positions.

Qatar Armed Forces and RDF maintain good relationship and mutual defence and military cooperation.

Two Rwanda Defence Force officer cadets who graduated yesterday as pilots from Al Zaeem Air College in Qatar.