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BAF starts replacing troops to UN Congo mission

15 female officers among 358 new members
UNB

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has started replacing its three contingents consisting of 358 members at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), reports UNB. This peacekeepers team included first ever two female pilots Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi and 13 other female officers, says a press release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR).

As a part of this replacement, 115 BAF members left Dhaka for Congo on Thursday by UN chartered aircraft. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations and Training) Air Vice Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat saw them off at the airport. The rest contingent members

will depart for Congo within 9 December by turn.

These contingents of Bangladesh Air Force are comprised of Utility Aviation Unit-15, Air Field Services Unit-15 and Air Transport Unit-8 led by Air Commodore Md Zahidur Rahman, GUP,

nswc, psc, Group Captain Md Shafiqul Islam, ndc, afwc, psc and Group Captain Md Shariful Islam, afwc, psc respectively.

Bangladesh Air Force has achieved reputation and glory by performing their duties in mitigating conflict with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity in DR Congo.

Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar on November 23 and offered special Munajat for success of the mission.

Addressing on the occasion, Chief of Air Staff advised them to discharge their duties with honesty, professionalism and sincerity and bring honour for Bangladesh Air Force as well as for the country.

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