The former Royal Air Force (RAF) contingent is in Maldives for a reunion event to be held in Addu to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their departure from Gan. The Royal Air force reunion event will be held in Addu from March 24-31, 2016, and will include a series of activities that have been organized as a part of the event.
The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has welcomed the 28 former members of the Royal Air Force who arrived in Maldives today. The officials of MMPRC welcomed the group with a cultural performance, and Visit Maldives Year gift packs were also distributed to the members.
In March 2010, many of them visited Gan for the celebrations, and since then, most of them have been visiting Addu on a regular basis due to their affection for the Maldives. Former RAF officials who stayed in Gan during WWII are much respected citizens of the UK, being decorated war veterans and some holding prestigious positions in the private sector.
MMPRC is proud to welcome the contingent given that this is Visit Maldives Year. The Visit Maldives Year 2016 will be a year-long campaign to boost the tourism of the country, targeting a total of 1.5 million tourist arrivals during the year. A number of international and national events, competitions, and awareness programs will be carried out by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation together with the tourism industry to display the richness of Maldives as a destination and portray Maldives as the exotic place it is, to the world.