RMAF and Simpang

SHAH ALAM: As most of you has find out already, the Kuala Lumpur Air Base or the Simpang Airport will soon be consigned to history.

A new beginning is going to take place at Labu Sendayan, the new site for the airbase. The site was formally the abortive LCCT by Air Asia and Sime Darby in the Pak Lah era.

Personally, my link to Simpang is small, I broke the story of the plans to re-develop the air base last year. It was initially denied but as usual the truth eventually comes out. For others it is where they practically grew up while others lost their loved ones.

This morning, June 1, 2011, RMAF is celebrating its 53rd anniversary at the Butterworth air base, the first time in the service short history. I wanted to go as I had only a short stop-over at the air base a few years back but the tight schedule arranged by RMAF meant that I had to fore-go the visit this time.

Oh, well, perhaps I will get the time to go the RMAF museum this weekend. Lets hope the 53rd anniversary is held in a more jovial mood.

–Malaysian Defence

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