On April 2, the second day of his seven-days State visit to Kuwait, King Saud of Saudi Arabia stood with the Sheikh, Sir Abdullah al Salim al Sabah, to take the salute at the first ceremonial military parade by the Sheikhdom's newly formed army.
GV PAN..VIP's to royal dais.
CU Field Marshal Sir Abdullah al Mubarak al Sabah awaits the King.
LV Band plays as the Sheikh Sir Abdullah al Salim al Sabah arrives.
LV Chief of Staff welcomes the Ruler.
CU Ruler walks to dais.
LV King Saud, The Ruler, and Chief of Staff take salute.
SV Colour party leads parade.
SV Band following.
SV Troops in parade.
SV More troops in parade.
CU King Saud takes salute.
GV Jeeps in parade.
CU Soldier in jeep salutes.
SV Armoured car in parade.
GV Army lorry with troops in parade.
GV Crowd clap.
SV AND CU..troops with bren guns in parade.
SV PAN.. bren gun carriers in parade.
GV Light tanks in parade (two shots).
LV Aircraft gun mounted on lorry.
AIR V..helicopter flies overhead.
GV Heavy tanks in parade dip guns in salute.
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Background: On April 2, the second day of his seven-days State visit to Kuwait, King Saud of Saudi Arabia stood with the Sheikh, Sir Abdullah al Salim al Sabah, to take the salute at the first ceremonial military parade by the Sheikhdom's newly formed army.
With them on the dais at Kuwait's new airport - not yet completed - was Field Marshal Sir Abdullah al Mubarak al Sabah, the deputy Ruler. Army Chief of Staff, he is also Minister of the Army and Public Security.
King Saud - who was born in Kuwait - is there to strengthen economic, cultural and friendly relations. His father, Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, was a refugee in Kuwait during his war with Ibn Raschid, the ex-ruler of Najd (A part of Saudi Arabia).