Al-Ghanmi: The Air Force occupies an advanced position among the armies of the world

  • 22-04-2020, 17:17
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     The Chief of Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi, confirmed today, Wednesday, that the Air Force occupies an advanced position among the advanced armies of the world after having an integrated system of combat aircraft.

     Al-Ghanimi said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "on this immortal day of each year, we remember with honor and pride the memory of (the establishment of the Iraqi air force), as we bless you for this tragic day in which our air force was born in 1931 when it first flew over the skies of Baghdad.  A squadron of Gypsy Moth aircraft, English-made, commanded by the first group of Iraqi pilots graduating from the British Royal Aviation College and landing the squadron at the Washash camp.