Saturday, October 25, 2014
Air Force


Air Force Base Accra
Air Force

The Air Force Base, Accra, came into being soon after the Royal Air Force (RAF) had taken over the administration of the Ghana Air Force from the Indian and Israeli Air Force officers at the beginning of 1961. Then a station, it was housed at No 3 Hanger at the Accra Airport (now Kotoka International Airport) with hardly any aircraft.

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Air Force Base Takoradi
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Air Force Base, Takoradi, started as Air Force Station Takoradi on 1 March 1961. It was on this day that  President Kwame Nkrumah announced the opening of the Station. The Chipmunk Basic Trainer Aircraft was the first aircraft used at the Station.

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Roles of the Ghana Air Force
Air Force

The role of the Ghana Air Force, as defined in the National Defense Policy, is to provide “Air Transport and Offensive Air Support to the Ghana Armed Forces and to protect the territorial air space of Ghana”.  In order to make this broad role more meaningful, the National Defense Policy further states certain specific tasks, which the Ghana Air Force is expected to perform.  These tasks are as follows:

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Brief History of the Ghana Air Force
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The Ghana Air Force started on 24 July 1959 as a Flying Training School with Israeli instructors and technicians.  The School was established as a cradle of a service to complement the 2 other Services that is the Army and the Navy, to facilitate the realisation of Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s vision of the “Total Liberation of the African Continent”.

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