KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations yesterday to officers in the Kuwaiti army Lt Col Fahd Al-Yaqoub, Lt Col Salem Al-Mell and Maj Nasser Fawaz Al-Sabah. The three free-fall skydivers managed to hold a 63-sq-meter Kuwaiti flag at an altitude of 13,000 feet on Friday. The record-breaking jump took place at Skydive Qatar, a world-class skydiving facility that integrates advanced training programs with the enjoyment of skydiving.
Representatives from the Guinness World Records will honor the trio during a special ceremony in Kuwait today, said Major Al-Sabah. On what drove the team to pursue such an endeavor, he said it was to prove that Kuwaiti youth are always up to the challenge. He pointed out that it was a personal project that was two years in the making, while the special material for the flag was manufactured in Spain. He dedicated the achievement to the Kuwaiti leadership and people.
In his cables, HH the Amir congratulated the officers on their achievement to register the new record. HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to the officers. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Friday also congratulated the three army officers.
The ministry of defense said in a statement that Sheikh Nasser expressed pride in the officers’ global accomplishment and raising the national flag high, urging them to persevere for serving Kuwait. National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem also sent cables of congratulations yesterday to the army officers. He praised their great accomplishment that depicted great capacities among the Kuwaiti youth and their achievements at various levels. – KUNA