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Operasi Badai Berlalu


With the consent from His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces was mandated to facilitate the transportation and the delivery of the humanitarian aid to Aceh by utilising the Royal Brunei Air Force assets. On 12th January 2005, 42 personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces including military and civilians, took off for the humanitarian aid mission to Aceh. The first Royal Brunei Armed Forces delegation comprised of 35 military personnel from the Royal Brunei Air Force and Support Service Armed Royal Brunei Armed Forces as well as 8 civilian personnel from the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. The delegation took off for Aceh from Rimba, Air Force Base using 02 x Blackhawks and 01 x CN 235. The flight to Aceh was the first ever long navigation operations conducted by the Royal Brunei Air Force.

Medan was selected as the Staging Base for the delivery and the distribution of humanitarian aids and Sabang was designated as the Forward Operating Base for the aircrafts and personnel. During the mission, the Blackhawk aircraft was used for the transportation of personnel and goods whilst the CN 235 aircraft was utilised for the delivery of humanitarian aids from Medan to Saban.