A Sea of Bright Blue Marches in Pride for King and Country

National Day is one of Brunei’s most anticipated events that is held annually on February 23rd – the day Brunei gained its independence. It is no surprise that thousands of citizens and residents flocked into the capital to show their patriotism and loyalty to King and country.


Dressed in a sea of bright blue, this year’s uniform was made especially for the contingent incorporating maritime elements into the finished fabric design. The ladies wore bright mustard yellow scarves making the contingent stand-out among the crowd.


“Left, right, left, right”, were the commands you heard coming from the BGC contingent’s pacers. The team worked hard before the actual day to ensure our march was in unison – practicing almost everyday for a whole week – It was a good pay-off, as the contingent received several waves from His Majesty and numerous recognitions from those who watched.


Led by Managing Director, John Douglas Cook and Deputy Managing Director Pengiran Shamhary Pengiran Dato Paduka Hj Mustapha, a total of 60 employees participated in the march-past which was BGC’s 8th consecutive year in participation.


Happy 36th National Day to our beloved country, Brunei Darussalam! BGC was honoured to be a part of such a memorable event and we look forward to continuing a strong presence in the years to come.