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BAF contingents in DR Congo set to be replaced

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its two contingents consisting of 252 members at United Nations Peacekeeping Mission deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).

At the present, two BAF contingents deployed in DR Congo, will be replaced by new two contingents.

As a part of this replacement 153 BAF members left Dhaka for Congo on Saturday by a UN chartered aircraft (Ethiopian Airlines). The rest contingent members will depart for Congo on February 16.

These contingents of Bangladesh Air Force are comprised of Utility Aviation Unit-20 and Air Transport Unit-13 led by Air Commodore Khan Md Mahmudul Huq and Group Captain Md Mahbub Ahmed Choudhury respectively.

Special Munajat was offered seeking more excellence of the contingents in future at departure lounge of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) prior to their departure for Congo.

Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal AHM Fazlul Haque was present at the airport during departure.

Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar on January 23.