ISLAMABAD: Flying Officer of Pakistan Air Force, Junaid Saleem achieved the singular distinction of winning the “Best Overseas Award” at Royal Air Force (RAF) Academy at Cranwell.
Pakistan High Commission in UK arranged a brief ceremony to celebrate Junaid Saleem’s achievement in London on Thursday, according to a message received here from London.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Syed Ibne Abbas congratulated the Officer on his remarkable success that brought about good name for Pakistan.
He said that such a success was testimony to the high professional standards of Pakistan Air Force which had always stood up to its reputation with pride.
He urged the Cadet Officer to keep up the high standards of professionalism set by Pakistan Air Force throughout his career.
The High Commissioner remarked: “It is a proud moment not only for the Pakistan Air Force, but for the whole nation. This also shows that our educational and training institutions are second to none and can impart excellence in various fields, as manifested in Junaid’s success.”
Junaid Saleem attributed his success to the training he received at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur and his parents’ prayers.
He said his achievement would further boost the morale of the armed forces of Pakistan who were engaged in bringing about peace and stability in the country by fighting extremism and terrorism.
The Officer expressed his firm resolve to serve the nation in line with the traditions of Pakistan Air Force.
Junaid Saleem was successfully commissioned on June 18, 2015.
Mr Toby Dennis, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire decorated him with the Award at a special ceremony.
The event was attended by the officers of the High Commission and representatives of the media.