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Nigerian Air Force begins training special forces unit

7th August 2017 - 11:58 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has begun training a new group of Special Forces (SF) in conjunction with an Israeli contractor, it was announced on 31 July.

The new 150 strong intake was flagged off over the weekend of 29-30 July and is the first group of three totalling 450 men that are to undertake SF training over the coming months.

The personnel selected for training all hail from the NAF Regiment, which is tasked with force protection and air base security duties, in a similar manner to the Royal Air Force Regiment.

The SF training course is taking place

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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