Royal Malaysian Navy Launch

Crest_of_The_Royal_Malaysian_Navy 23rd July 2009 marked a very special day for me and Frog. The day I launched and named – as Lady Sponsor according to Navy tradition – the 6th and last patrol vessel for the Royal Malaysian Navy, KD SELANGOR. (KD = Kapal DiRaja similar to Britain’s HMS Her Majesty’s Ship.)

The Royal Malaysian Navy has the largest fleet in South East Asia and is also considered one of the more technologically advanced. The Sultan of Selangor is its Captain-in-chief and we were proud to witness the launching of KD Selangor in Lumut, Perak – the country’s main naval base.

As pictures speak a thousand words, I can only say what a humbling experience it was. Thank you to all those who made it such a special and memorable day, to the Royal Malaysian Navy and to Boustead Naval Shipyard. May God bless all those who sail with her.

Police Escort ready to go to Air Force Base

Police Escort ready to go to Air Force Base

Navy Super Lynx with bro inside

Navy Super Lynx with bro inside

Army Black Hawk

Army Black Hawk

Inside the Black Hawk

Inside the Black Hawk

Guard of Honour

Guard of Honour

A warm welcome...

A warm welcome...

Selangor anthem

Selangor anthem

Frog looking very good in his songkok

Frog looking very good in his songkok

PZ naming and launching KD Selangor

PZ naming and launching KD Selangor

KD Selangor

KD Selangor

KD Selangor in her full glory

KD Selangor in her full glory

Group photo

Group photo

Saying farewell...

Saying farewell...

Thanks Kelvin for some of the pix!

PZ.
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7 thoughts on “Royal Malaysian Navy Launch

  1. Z, you are making your country (and those of us who know you) very proud! Congratulations on this wonderful honour, I will be sure to get your autograph the next time I see you πŸ™‚

  2. Congratulations and thank you for sharing this. I am very impressed with the launch and also the people in the Navy. I had the honour of meeting and training your Air Force personnel (TUDM) last week also and I love the Malaysian people, traditions, courtesy and hospitality.

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