On Monday 15th August, I received a call from one Mej Mohd Azzuan Abd Wahab RMAF, a staff officer at Markas Tentera Udara informing me that the Chief of Air Force has kindly extended me a copy of a book titled ‘Operasi Piramid’ which was officially launched by the Defence Minister on August 2nd 2011. I told Mej Mohd Azzuan that I will be meeting him today at the main gate of Mindef to receive the book.
I was told about the launching of the book from a blogger friend, but little did I know that I was to receive a copy, and books fascinate me.
‘Operasi Piramid’ chronicles the RMAF’s involvement in evacuating thousands of Malaysian students from Egypt back home during the tumultuous period of the Egyptian revolt early this year. Glancing through the book, I have little doubt that ‘Operasi Piramid’ was no ordinary operation undertaken by the RMAF, as it involves transiting through the airspace of a number of foreign countries. I am amaze at the readiness and dexterity of the RMAF C 130 crew and its supporting staffs to undertake such a mammoth tasking with incredible success.
I salute the men and women of the RMAF, especially the crew of the C 130 for their spirit, indulgence and professionalism in undertaking a task so complex with great success. Had I not been given the book, I would not have known to what extend the RMAF’s involvement in ‘Operasi Piramid’.
Finally, I wish to sincerely thank the RMAF Chief Jen Tan Sri Dato Sri Rodzali bin Daud for his kind gesture and thought of a retired army soldier like me, and to extend a copy of this truly wonderful book ‘Operasi Piramid and duly signed by him.
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