AIR FORCE OF ZIMBABWE BASES
The AFZ has three Air Bases with differing roles and responsibilities. The Bases are:
- Manyame Air Force Base.
- Josiah Tungamirai Air Force Base.
- Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo Air Force Base.
MANYAME AIR FORCE BASE.
The Base was opened in March 1952 as New Sarum Air Base after its English counterpart in Wiltshire. After Independence the Base was renamed Manyame Air Base and today, provides a full range of services support schools and flying squadrons.
JASON ZIYAPHAPHA MOYO AIR FORCE BASE
Located between Chegutu and Kadoma, the Base was used as a forward operational base before independence and it boasts of a runway and air traffic control tower.
At independence, the Base retained the name Field Air Force Base and was renamed Jason Ziyaphapha Moyo in 2018 after the late liberation fighter and national hero. The Base is also home to the Recruit Training School, Anti-Aircraft Artillery School, Police and Special Investigations training. A full range of services and amenities support the self-contained base.