Dhaka, December 14:- Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its 03 contingents consist of 320 members at United Nations Peacekeeping Mission deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Presently 03 BAF contingents in DR Congo will be replaced by new contingents. As a part of this replacement 188 BAF members left Dhaka for DR Congo on Monday (14-12-2020) by a chartered aircraft of Bangladesh Biman. The rest contingent members will depart for DR Congo on 14 January 2021.
Contingents of Bangladesh Air Force are comprised of Utility Aviation Unit-18, Airfield Support Unit-18 and Air Transport Unit-11. Commander of Utility Aviation Unit-18 Group Captain Abu Sayeed Mehboob Khan, BUP, psc and Commander of Air Transport Unit-11 Group Captain Md Asif Iqbal, afwc, psc left for DR Congo with the first flight.
Mentionable that, Bangladesh Air Force has achieved good reputation and glory by performing their duties in mitigating conflict with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity in DR Congo. Senior BAF officers were also present at the airport during departure.
Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar on 29 November 2020 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 & sincerity and bring honour for Bangladesh Air Force as well as for the country. He emphasized to take preventive actions to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus and remain extra careful about it.