The 2018 Nigerian Air Force Day Celebration came to a close yesterday, at the NAF Base Kaduna, with a colourful ceremonial parade and aerial display of some of the platforms in the NAF inventory.
Some of the aircraft that took part in the display include the Alpha Jet, L-39ZA, F-7Ni, Super Mushshak, King Air 350i and the Diamond 42 MPP.
The others were the Mi-35M Helicopter, Super Puma Helicopter, Bell 412 Helicopter as well as the recently inducted indigenous Tsaigumi Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
During the ceremonial parade that preceded the aerial display, the regimental colours of the erstwhile Training Command was retired while the newly established Air Training Command and Ground Training Command were presented with their regimental colours.
Regimental colours serve as the rallying point of a unit in battle and it is significant because its loss to the enemy is seen as a significant dishonour.
The 2 recently acquired Mi-35M Helicopter gunships were unveiled by the Special Guest of Honour President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali.
The minister commended the efforts of the current NAF leadership for performing its assignments wonderfully and noted that the NAF had, in recent times, recorded several unprecedented milestones.