Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat has awarded BAF Colours to 15 Squadrons, three Field Units and three Provosts and Security Units of BAF at its Air Force Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman, Jashore, reports BSS.
On his arrival at the parade ground, the Chief of Air Staff was cordially received by Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Kamrul Islam, an ISPR release said in Dhaka on Wednesday.
During the Colour Award Ceremony, Chief of Air Staff witnessed the parade commanded by Group Captain Md Saiful Islam at the BAF Base.
The Chief of Air Staff took part in a special munajat offered for the preservation of BAF Colour.
Addressing the function, the Chief of Air Staff respectfully recalled the Greatest Bengali of all times, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all Liberation War martyrs whose sacred sacrifice brought us independence and sovereignty.
He urged all ranks to pursue professional developments and better skill. He hoped that BAF would soon embark on operational activities in space and beyond.
He also hoped that BAF would pioneer the development of Aviation Sector in Bangladesh.
Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat mentioned that 15 Squadrons, three Field Units and 3 Provosts and Security Unit have their own glorious history in BAF.
He also urged all to extend their full effort to implement and materialize the Prime Minister’s ‘Vision-2041’. The Chief of Air Staff expressed their thankfulness to all members of the Base for achieving prestigious BAF colour and advised them to uphold the honour, dignity and pride of BAF colour.
Later, the Chief of Air Staff signed a visitor’s book. Among others, the Principal Staff Officer of BAF and other members were present on the occasion.
The Bangladesh Air Force Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman has been performing various duties at national and international arena with great reputation and efficiency. BAF Base Bir Sreshto 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 south western part of Bangladesh, providing necessary support to Army, Navy and other forces, participating in disaster management and assisting the civil administration.
As recognition, the National Standard Award was handed over to BAF Base Bir Sreshto Matiur Rahman by the President on April 6, 2016 for all these versatile contributions.
In line with this, the said Squadron and Units of BAF were awarded with BAF Colours as the recognition of their contributions to the implementation of Forces Goal-2030.