King taking part in military exercise | Jordan News | Ammon News

King taking part in military exercise

[4/18/2017 10:29:10 AM]

AMMONNEWS - He may be almost 55 years old, but Jordan’s King Abdullah II impressed his compatriots when he led Jordanian soldiers in a military exercise with live ammunition.

A video, published by the Royal Court on Tuesday, shows King Abdullah in full military gear, with a machine gun that appeared to be M16, in a war-like simulated environment.

Military ammunition is not new to this field. The Jordanian monarch joined the country’s armed forces as lieutenant colonel and served as a platoon commander and assistant commander in the fortified brigade of the 40th Brigade after returning from Britain, where he joined Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980.

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