547 Air Warriors were inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a Combined Passing Out Parade today at Air Force Station, Tambaram. The Air Warriors went through rigorous and intensive training at the two premier institutes of the base, namely Mechanical Training Institute and Workshop Training Institute, before passing out. Air Commodore Pawan Mullick Command Non-Technical Training Officer Headquarter Training Command reviewed the parade.
While addressing the newly inducted ‘Air Warriors’, the Reviewing Officer complimented them on their immaculate turn out and impressive drill movements. He further added that Air Warriors must strive for professional excellence. He also brought out that, with the induction of state of the art equipment and weapon system, IAF is witnessing major changes in operational philosophy and the IAF today is on the path of transforming itself into a strategic force of great caliber. He urged the air warriors to make sustained efforts towards continuous enhancement of their knowledge by keeping themselves abreast of the changes. He also advised the trainees to maintain exemplary conduct at all times, in keeping with the ethos of the service. The parade culminated with an impressive display of Continuity Drill, Pipe Band, Aerobics and Yoga.
Earlier the Air Commodore Pawan Mullick was received by Air Commodore Rippon Gupta, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Tambaram.
The parade was followed by presentation of awards and trophies to the meritorious trainees. The passing out trainees were administered Oath/Affirmation on this auspicious day of their joining the Air Force fraternity.
The ‘Best All-rounder Trophy’ was awarded to LAC Sarabjeet Singh Prop Fitter of Mechanical Training Institute and LAC Mangal Singh Mech Fitter of Workshop Training Institute.