Royal Thai Air Force chief receives RBAirF honorary pilot wing

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COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of the Royal Thai Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance was awarded with the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) Honorary Pilot Wing yesterday with the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

The award ceremony was held at the RBAirF Headquarters in Rimba.

The award is a symbol of recognition for the Air Chief Marshall’s valuable efforts and outstanding services contributed in strengthening ties between the RBAirF and Royal Thai Air Force, a Ministry of Defence statement noted.

The RBAirF Honorary Pilot Wing was presented by the Acting Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Haji Mohd Tamit.

Prior to the ceremony, Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance received the Guard of Honour mounted by RBAirF personnel.

Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance was on an introductory visit to Brunei which included courtesy calls to the Deputy Minister of Defence and the Acting Commander of RBAF at Bolkiah Garrison.

The Air Chief Marshall also visited with the Commander of RBAirF at its headquarters in Rimba Air Base.

According to the statement, Air Chief Marshal Treetod Sonjance became the 23rd Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force on October 1, 2014.

As a graduate from the Bundeswehr University Munich in the Federal Republic of Germany, Air Chief Marshal Treetod has brought his outstanding academic achievement into his profound military career.

In addition to his flying skill, his professionalism also covers other various branches of career paths.

According to his policy as the new leadership of the Royal Thai Air Force, he is determined to continue with the vision in becoming “One of the Best Air Forces in ASEAN” through the strategic guideline of the Network Centric Air Force.

The Brunei Times