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Air Force Helicopter Squadron commemorates Anniversary

Nov 25, 2010 4:00:09 AM - itnnews.lk

The 15th Anniversary of the 9th Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force is being celebrated.

The 9th Attack Helicopter Squadron was launched on 24th November in 1995 acquiring three Russian manufactured MI 24 Helicopters and their Pilots on hire. The number of helicopters in the squadron has now increased to 26. The 9th Attack Helicopter squadron actively participated in all operations conducted against terrorism. 26 war heroes attached to the Squadron have made the supreme sacrifice. Floral tributes were paid to the memorial of the War Heroes in commemoration of the 15th Anniversary under the patronage of Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader Deshapriya Silva. Outstanding War Heroes were felicitated. A helicopter air show was also held.