Dhaka, September 24:- Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc awarded BAF Colour to 11 Squadron, Flying Instructors’ School (FIS), Officers’ Training School (OTS) and BAF Care & Maintenance (Unit), Lalmonirhat at BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Jashore on Tuesday (24-09- 2019).
On his arrival at the parade ground of BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Chief of Air Staff was cordially received by Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam, BSP, nswc, afwc, psc. During the Colour Award Ceremony, Chief of Air Staff witnessed the parade at the parade ground of Bangladesh Air Force Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman. The parade was commanded by Group Captain Mohammed Mahfuz Uddin, acsc, psc, GD(P). Chief of Air Staff took part in a special monajat offered for the preservation of Bangladesh Air Force Colour.
While addressing to all, Chief of Air Staff recalled the valiant contribution of the members of Bangladesh Air Force during the Liberation War. In his speech, Chief of Air Staff urged all ranks of Bangladesh Air Force to be more skilled and highly professional. He hoped that BAF will continue its operational activities both in Space and beyond in future. He also mentioned that BAF will mark its contribution to the development of Aviation Sector of Bangladesh. He thanked all members of these Squadrons and Units for achieving prestigious BAF colour and advised them to uphold the honour, dignity and pride of BAF colour through the patriotism and professionalism. Later, Chief of Air Staff signed a Visitor’s book. Among others.
Mentionable that Bangladesh Air Force has been performing various duties at national and international arena with great reputation and efficiency. Bangladesh Air Force Base Birsreshto Matiur Rahman has been a regular and important contributor to all these responsibilities. In addition to the usual routine activities, the base has been ensuring air defence of entire northern, south and south-western sea area, providing necessary support to army, navy and other forces in those areas, participating in disaster management and assisting the civil administration. As recognition, National Standard Award was handed over to Bangladesh Air Force Base Birsreshto Matiur Rahman by the Hon’ble President of Bangladesh on 06 April 2016 for all these versatile contributions. In line with this, the said Squadrons and Units of BAF were awarded with BAF Colour as the recognition of their contributions to the implementation of Forces Goal-2030.
Mentionable that Principal Staff Officer of BAF and other members of Bangladesh Air Force were present on the occasion.