Pakistani cadet awarded ‘Sword of Honour’ at Sandhurst

Aug 13, 2013| Courtesy by : Tribune.com.pk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army cadet Coporal Asad Mushtaq was awarded the prestigious “Sword of Honour” for overseas cadets at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), in England.

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The Queen awards the Overseas ‘Sword of Honour’ to the Pakistani Officer Cadet Ahmed Raza Khan in 2009. Cadet Asad Mushtaq won the Sword on August 9, 2013. PHOTO: THE TELEGRAPH/FILE

Corporal Mushtaq was commissioned on August 9, 2013 and received the sword from the Countess of Essex on the same day during the Sovereign’s Day Parade.

A press release received from London on Monday stated that the distinction has carried forward the baton of success and high standards typically displayed by Pakistani cadets at Sandhurst.

RMAS is the training hub for all British army officers. Every year, the academy holds three Sovereign’s Parades to mark the passing out of its cadets from Senior Division.

Amongst the awards handed out to outstanding cadets, the overseas Sword of Honour is awarded to the Cadet considered by the Commandant to be the best one amongst all Cadets sent in by foreign armies for the course.

Corporal Asad, a cadet at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul, expressed his resolve to serve the nation in line with the traditions of Pakistan Army.

He dedicated his sword to all martyrs and troops of the Pakistan Army currently engaged against terrorism.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by the High Commissioner of Pakistan and Army & Air Adviser at Pakistan High Commission Colonel Muhammad Zulfiqar Bhatti.

Later, a reception was also held at Pakistan High Commission, London in his honour.