Bangladesh Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary

On this occasion, spectacular fireworks and cultural program were arranged

Bangladesh Air Force celebrated the “Air Force Day” yesterday marking its 50th anniversary

Responding to the call of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic freedom fighters of the Air Force defected Pakistan Air Force and participated in the war of liberation.

During the war, necessity of an air force was felt strongly, thus Bangladesh Air Force came into being on September 28, 1971 at Dimapur, India. That journey started with the name “Kilo Flight” with one Otter aircraft, one Dakota aircraft and one Allouette helicopter and 57 expatriates from Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan International Airlines, read a press release.

With about 50 operations Kilo Flight had shaken the nerve of Pakistani Forces by attacking strategic targets like Fuel depot at Godnail in Narayanganj and Eastern Refinery in Chittagong.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Bangladesh Air Force put up aerial display of numeric “50” by PT-6 aircrafts over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka.