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Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary

| Updated: September 29, 2021 10:27:36

Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday.

BAF observes this day as 'Air Force Day', reports UNB.

Mentionable that, responding to the call of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic freedom fighters of the Air Force defected from Pakistan Air Force and participated in the war of liberation in 1971.

Besides participating in the war, Air Force officers also successfully performed as Deputy Chief of Staff and Sector Commanders, says an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) media release.

During the peak of the war, the necessity of an Air Force was felt strongly, thus BAF came into being on September 28 in 1971 at Dimapur, India.

In celebration of 50th anniversary, the BAF put up an aerial display of numeric '50' by PT-6 aircrafts over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka.

Fighter aircraft of the BAF comprising Mig-29 and F-7 flew over Godnail (Narayanganj), Eastern Refinery (Chattogram), House of AVM Sultan Mahmud (Officer Commanding, Kilo Flight) to commemorate the courageous contribution of Kilo Flight during Liberation War.

In addition to that, a fascinating fly past over Tejgaon airfield was conducted by C-130, K-8W, PT-6 aircraft, Mi-17 and Bell-212 helicopters.

On this occasion, spectacular fireworks and cultural programme were arranged in the evening.

Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan graced the occasion as chief guest.


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