Foreign Missions

Foreign Missions

PAF heroes form a galaxy of dedicated men who have expanded their lives in the service of Pakistan Air Force, each leaving behind the best of himself, and adding yet another measure to the courage and honour poured into its foundations by those before him; that endless cavalcade of men who look back with swelling pride and say, ' I was in the Pakistan Air  Force'

 

Hunter kills a Super Mystere - 5th Jun 1967

During an encounter over the Jordanian air base Mafrak, Flight Lieutenant Saiful Azam shot down an Israeli Super Mystere and damaged another.

 

Hunter destroys an Israeli Mirage - 7th Jun, 1967

During his second encounter with Israeli aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Saiful Azam destroyed one Mirage and one Vatour bomber in Iraq.

 

Battle of Sharoora - 1969, Saudi Arabia

During the 1969 South Yemen - Saudi conflict, many PAF men and officers from different branches based at Khamis took active part in the battle.

 

Saeed achieves a unique honour - 26th Feb, 1971

The painting shows a Jet Provost trainer of the British Royal Air Force - piloted by Pakistani Flight Cadet Saeed Ahmad - as it passes over the RAF College, Cranwell, from where Saeed would soon get his wings. On graduation day, he became the first Asian cadet pilot to win the coveted 'Battle of Britain Aerobatics Trophy' at the world's oldest flying institution. By a rear coincidence, he received the trophy from another Pakistani, Air Marshal A Rahim Khan, C-in-C, PAF who had been requested to review the graduation parade. The Air Marshal was in England at the time on a goodwill visit, touring various RAF establishments.

 

PAF Pilot downs an Israeli Mirage - 26th April, 1974

During an encounter over Golan Heights between a MIG-21 of the Syrain Air Force flown by Flight Lieutenant A. Sattar Alvi shot down one Israeli Mirage.

 

PAF during Yom Kippur War - Egypt

During the Yom Kippur War, PAF pilots deployed at Inchas air base Egypt, participated in operational missions.