Air Force celebrates its 79th anniversary

To commemorate the 79th anniversary of Air Force,various activities were conducted at the Air Force Station,Chandigarh on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 10, 2011 2:54 am

To commemorate the 79th anniversary of Air Force,various activities were conducted at the Air Force Station,Chandigarh on Saturday. Air Commodore S C Chafekar,Air Officer Commanding,Air Force Station,Chandigarh paid tribute to martyrs leading a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial.

He also administered oath to the air warriors on the occasion of Indian Air Force Day. Other functions included social evening at Officers Mess,SNCO’s at Home,Cocktail at SNCOs Mess,Barakhana for Airmen. These events were witnessed veterans of the Air Force staying at Chandigarh and its vicinity.

Air Force Station Chandigarh has been involved in every war,relief mission. In addition to this Air Force Station Chandigarh has also undertaken relief missions in Afghanistan,China,Pakistan,Sri Lanka and even USA. Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief is an important mission. In the latest Sikkim earthquake the station IL 76 undertook relief operations.

Air Commodore SC Chafekar,Air Officer Commanding,Air Force Station,Chandigarh had created history by landing at Daulat beg Oldie in 2009,which is one of the highest landing strip. The other two historic landings were at Nyoma and Fukche. The landing on this advanced landing ground is continuing to support Army Troops.

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