Jashore, November 24: The President Parade (Winter)-2022 marking the commissioning of No 81 BAFA (Bangladesh Air Force Academy) Course and Direct Entry-2022B of Bangladesh Air Force was held at Jashore at the BAF Academy, 24 November 2022, Thursday.
Honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh SHEIKH HASINA, attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest. She reviewed the smartly turned-out parade and took salute at the impressive march past. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, BBP, BUP, nswc, fawc, psc received Honorable Prime Minister on her arrival at Bangladesh Air Force Academy Parade ground. The honourable Chief Guest handed over flying badges and different trophies among the Graduating Officer Cadets. Besides, 04 Navy officers and 02 BAF officers were awarded with flying badges after their basic flying training.
Officer Cadet Khandaker Imamur Rahman was presented with the coveted “Sword of Honour” for his best all round performance, Officer Cadet Abrar Fiaz Khan received “Birsreshto Matiur Rahman Trophy” for his best performance in Flying Training and Officer Cadet Khandaker Imamur Rahman was presented “Commandants Trophy” for his best performance in General Service Training in No 81 BAFA Course Officer Cadet Nazra Md. Hasan received “Chief of Air Staff Trophy” for his best all round performance in No 81 BAFA Course amongst the Ground Branch Officer Cadets.
In her address, the Chief Guest Honorable Prime Minister ‘SHEIKH HASINA’ began her speech showing deep respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bengali of all time. She showed respect to the martyred freedom fighters of armed forces and BAF members including martyred Birsreshto Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman whose sacrifice gave us the freedom of Bangladesh. She uttered with pride that our Father of the Nation dreamed of a modern Air Force and to realize his dream the present government is working tirelessly to make the Bangladesh Air Force stronger and according to the ‘Forces Goal-2030 modern aircraft and equipments are being adding to Bangladesh Air Force. She further said that with the vision and kind guidance of People Republic of Bangladesh Government, the educational institution “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University” run by Bangladesh Air Force is able to overhaul the fighter aircrafts by using its own manpower, technology and technical skills. She mentioned that cadets from different friendly countries are undergoing training at this academy due to the state-of-the-art-training system of Bangladesh Air Force Academy, which is exemplary. Finally, she wished success to the newly commissioned officers and thanked all the members of Bangladesh Air Force Academy.
Total 37 Officer Cadets including 07 Female Officer Cadets and 01 Palestinian Officer Cadet were commissioned this time. Officer Cadet Academy Under Officer Abrar Fiaz Khan commanded the parade. The parade was followed by a spectacular fly past of different aircrafts of Bangladesh Air Force Academy.
Among others, members of the parliament, high civil and military officials, diplomats of Foreign Missions in Bangladesh, local dignitaries and guardians of the Officer Cadets were present on the occasion.