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 Visit to the SAAF by the Chief of the Algerian Air Force

Article - L Cpl C. Tseuoa

Photo supplied by AFB Makhado

Chief of the Algerian Air Force together with eight delegates from the Algerian Air Force visited AFB Makhado on Friday 08 February 2008.  The aim of the visit was to foster good defence relations between the South African Air Force and the Algerian Air Force.    Upon arrival at the base the Chief of the Algerian Air Force, Maj Gen Abdekader Lounes was welcomed by a guard of honour at 85 CFS, before being met by the Officer Commanding of AFB Makhado, Brig Gen C.J. Delport.  The delegates were then introduced to the various units and sections on the base, such as 85 CFS, 2 Sqn and 3 ASU, escorted by the base counter intelligence section.  The delegation, together with CAF, Lt Gen Gagiano and Brig Gen Delport as well as representatives from the base then enjoyed lunch together at the Gripen Dining Room before departing to AFB Waterkloof.


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