RAeS 150 Years Celebratory Banquet
The Pakistan Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society celebrated 150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society at the PAF Museum, Karachi. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, the Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, who is also the Patron-in-Chief Royal Aeronautical Society in Pakistan, was the chief guest on the occasion.
In this connection a banquet was arranged which was largely attended prominent fellows and members of the Society including Prof. Chris Atkin, President of the Society, Mr. Richard Meredith-Hardy, President of Commission Internationale de Microaviation, Mr. Noman Dar President of Habib Bank; Mr. Khalid Awan, a Fellow of the Society and Chairman of TCS; Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, Honorary Companion of Society and former Governor of Sindh; Mr. Sharef Kamel, Country Manager of Qatar Airways; Mr. Munawar Hameed OBE; Ms. Belinda Lewis, Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom, and many other prominent citizens of Karachi.
While speaking at the occasion, the Air Chief thanked the honourable guests for supporting the Royal Aeronautical Society. He recounted that the society and its Pakistan division have been making all-out efforts since its inception for the promotion of highest professional standards in the field of aviation. The society is also playing a leading role in providing useful opportunities for exchange of ideas and learning specialist information on aviation related fields. He further said that PAF’s interaction with the society has been highly fruitful and beneficial for PAF as well as the aviation industry of Pakistan.
Air Marshal (Retd) Salim Arshad, Prof. Chris Atkin, Mr. Khalid Awan and Mr. Noman Dar also addressed the audience and highlighted the society’s contribution in pursuing general advancement in the field of aeronautics.
The Royal Aeronautical Society was established in 1866 and it has been at the forefront of innovations in the field of aeronautics ever since. It has inspired hundreds of thousands of young people in the advancement of the art, science and engineering of aeronautics and has thus gone a long way in making aviation an indispensible means of transport and air power.