Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

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Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:58 pm

According to news sources, a ceremony was held today at PAF Base Nur Khan, Chaklala, to celebrate seventy-five years (1942-2017) of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) No. 6 "Antelopes" Squadron. Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.

Guests attending the ceremony included PAF war heroes, former chiefs and serving & retired officers. A documentary about glorious history of the squadron was shown during the ceremony. A commemorative Pakistan postage stamp celebrating 75 years of the squadron was also unveiled by ACM Aman.

No. 6 Squadron played prominent role in successful Operation Zarb-e-Azb. The squadron equipped with Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft is based at PAF Base Nur Khan, Chaklala.

It is the oldest squadron in PAF and was formed in 1942 in Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India.

Nur Khan was base commander of PAF Base Chaklala in late 1940s and the airbase was named as PAF Base Nur Khan on October 10, 2012.

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Re: Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:12 pm

Ceremony shown on news channels:

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Line-up of PAF Ilyushin Il-78, Lockheed C-130 Hercules and CN-235.

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Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

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Chief of Air Staff of the PAF Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman addressing the ceremony.

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Former PAF Chiefs (L to R) Tahir Rafique Butt, Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Kaleem Saadat and Farooq Feroze Khan.

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Memento.

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Documentary about No. 6 Squadron shown at the ceremony.

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Documentary about No. 6 Squadron shown at the ceremony. PAF Lockheed C-130E Hercules serial number 4171 can be seen here.

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Documentary about No. 6 Squadron shown at the ceremony. PAF Lockheed C-130E Hercules serial number 4148 can be seen here.

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Commemorative Pakistan postage stamp celebrating 75 years (1942-2017) of No. 6 air transport support squadron being unveiled.

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Design of Rs. 10 commemorative Pakistan postage stamp celebrating 75th anniversary (1942-2017) of No. 6 air transport support squadron.

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Re: Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:00 pm

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Rs. 10 commemorative postage stamp issued by Pakistan Post to celebrate 75th anniversary of No. 6 Air Transport Support (ATS) Squadron of Pakistan Air Force.

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First Day Cover (FDC) with special cancellation stamp.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Leaflet with information about the stamp and No. 6 Squadron.

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Re: Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:28 pm

BTW, there's mistake in RPAF/PAF Douglas C-47 and Bristol Freighter art work. Full Pakistan flag was not displayed on vertical stabilizer in those days.

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Re: Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by TAILWIND » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:25 am

Abbas Ali wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:28 pm
BTW, there's mistake in RPAF/PAF Douglas C-47 and Bristol Freighter art work. Full Pakistan flag was not displayed on vertical stabilizer in those days.
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Re: Ceremony Held to Celebrate 75 Years (1942-2017) of PAF No. 6 Squadron

Post by nd » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:58 am

Hawker Hurricane MK II & Spitfire profile picture wrong.