BAF sends contingent to Central African Republic

Staff Correspondent

3 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) on Wednesday sent its 125 members to Central African Republic to replace its contingent at United Nations Peacekeeping Mission there.

The new contingent consisting of 125 BAF members left Dhaka for Central African Republic on a chartered aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

The Armed Military Utility Helicopter Unit is led by Group Capt Shah Kawsar Ahmed Choudhury.

Special Munajat was offered seeking more excellence of the contingent in future at the departure lounge of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) prior to their departure for Central African Republic. Senior BAF officers were also present at the airport during departure.

Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar on May 30 and offered special Munajat for the success of the mission.

While addressing, Chief of Air Staff advised them to discharge their duties with honesty, professionalism and sincerity and bring honour for BAF as well as for the country.

He emphasised to take preventive actions to reduce the transmission of coronavirus and remain extra careful about it.