Museum wins prestigious award

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Museum wins prestigious award

SAAF Museum wins prestigious award

By Dean Wingrin

The Air Force Prestige Support Unit of the Year for 2010 has been awarded to the SAAF Museum, head-quartered at Zwartkop airfield near Centurion.

The aim of the SAAF annual awards competition is to give recognition to those SAAF units and personnel who have achieved the best results within a given period. The awards were announced at the annual Air Force Day Parade held on Friday 28 January 2011 at the Zwartkop airfield near Pretoria.

Although head-quartered at Zwartkop, the Museum also has satellite branches at AFB Ysterplaat and Port Elizabeth Airport. The Officer Commanding SAAF Museum, Lt Col Willie Nel, can be justifiably proud of this achievement.

The full list of winners are:

Best Directorate:

Director Aviation Safety

Best Air Force Base:

Air Force Durban

Best Flying Unit (Permanent):

15 Squadron (Air Force Base Durban)

Best Flying Unit (Air Force Reserve):

110 Squadron (Air Force Base Ysterplaat)

Best Air Servicing Unit:

2 Air Servicing Unit, (Air Force Base Langebaanweg)

Best Protection Squadron:

502 Squadron (68 Air School)

Best Operations Support Unit:

Bushveld Aerospace Control Sector (SAAF HQ)

Best Supporting Unit:

South African Air Force Museum

Best Training Unit:

South African Air Force College

Best Fire and Rescue Services:

Air Force Base Ysterplaat

Sword of Peace Award:

22 Squadron (Air Force Base Ysterplaat)

Aviation Safety Award:

Air Force Base Ysterplaat

Royal Air Force Training Award:

85 Combat Flying School (Air Force Base Makhado)

The Prestige Unit of the year:

2 Air Servicing Unit (Air Force Base Langebaanweg)

Congratulations SAAF Museum!


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