As part of activities schedule for the Passing Out Parade of Cadets of the Nigeria Defence Academy of 69 Regular Course, on Thursdays 6th October 2022, the Academy held its prize giving day and beating of retreat on Friday 30th September 2022.
The exercise signifies the culmination of the training period for cadets, while the award ceremony is an opportunity to reward hardwork by individual cadets who have excelled in military training.
The Mogadishu Battalion emerged the overall winners with 9 trophies which include , Shooting Competition, Drill Competition, Ex Camp Highland, Table Tennis, Badminton, Boxing , Judo, Cross Country Event and Volley Ball at the prize giving ceremony and received the trophy from the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal IO Amao, who was the special guest of honour.
The event which held at the Afaka Parade Ground, NDA attracted dignitaries, including the Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal IO Amao, Principal Staff Officers of the Defence and Svc Hqtrs, Corps Commanders, General Officer Commanding and Air Officer Commanding, Director Generals and Commandants of Various Svc Institutions and host of others
20 sparkling trophies for the 69 Regular Course presented in recognition of their hard work and dedication.
Other battalions that participated in the beating of retreat were Abyssinia Battalion winner in 4 competition Exercise Camp Initial, Exercise Camp Farauta, Athletics event, and Basketball competition, Burma Batalion winner of 2 in Obstacle crossing and Interior Economy, Dallet Battalion winners of 5 which include , SitUp & Beam Heaving Event, Swimming, Football, Handball, Tug of War Event.
Awards were also presented to cadets who distinguished themselves in various sporting activities for male and female categories .