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Air Force Day celebrated

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Air Force Day celebrated
A total of 19 PT-6 aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force put up aerial display of numeric ‘50’ on the skies of the capital on Tuesday, marking the 50th anniversary of the force. —ISPR photo

Bangladesh Air Force celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday with a series of programmes.

Born in the turbulent days of the Great Liberation War in 1971, Bangladesh Air Force celebrates this day as the ‘Air Force Day’.

To mark the day, BAF put up aerial display of numeric ‘50’ by PT-6 aircraft over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka.

Fighter aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force 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 program were arranged in the evening. Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan graced the occasion as chief guest.

In the programme, a documentary film based on ‘Kilo Flight’ was screened highlighting the contribution, sacrifice, spirit of independence and patriotism of the members of Bangladesh Air Force during the liberation war. Among others, Kilo Flight veterans, former Chiefs of Bangladesh Air Force, Principal Staff Officers of Air Headquarters, invited guests, senior military and civil officials were also present on the occasion.