Monday, July 28, 2014

R.I.P. : Homage Paid To Deceased Air Warriors Of The Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv Mk-III Crash










Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM  AVSM VM ADC arrived at Air Force Station Bareilly on 27 Jul 14 to pay homage to the deceased air warriors of IAF helicopter crash. He was accompanied by Mrs Lily Raha President Air Force Wives Welfare Association. The bodies of Wing Commander TNB Singh, Junior Warrant Officer P Mukherjee and Corporal Manoj Yadav were brought from Lucknow to Air Force Station Bareilly. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Squadron Leader R Manu, Sergeant D Panda, Corporal RK Singh and Leading Air Craftsman DL Naidu were escorted to their respective home towns.

            
The other high ranking Air Force and Army officers to visit Air Force Station Bareilly for sharing the grief with families of helicopter mishap victims were Lt Gen RN Nair AVSM SM General Officer Commanding UB Area,  Air Marshal J Chauhan PVSM AVSM VSM ADC Air Officer Commanding-in-chief Central Air Command and Air Marshal RK Sharma PVSM AVSM VM ADC Vice Chief of Air Staff. The dignitaries met the grieving families and relatives of late Wing Commander TNB Singh, late Junior Warrant Offiicer P Mukherjee and late Corporal Manoj Yadav.  Mrs Lily Raha and  Mrs Harminder Chauhan also met and consoled the families of the air warriors.


            
Wreath laying ceremony was held at the aircraft hangar of helicopter unit. The Air Officer Commanding Air Force Station Bareilly, Air Commodore Jitendra Mishra VSM and Mrs Vatsala Mishra President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Local) along with officers, personnel and families paid homage to the air warriors. Funeral Parade with complete Military honours was held at crematorium in Bareilly.

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