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Air Chief visits Ambala air base

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, November 21, 2013
First Published: 18:53 IST(21/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:05 IST(21/11/2013)

Chairman chiefs of staff committee and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne visited Ambala, the oldest airbase of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it completed 75 years on Thursday.

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Air Chief accompanied by Kiran Browne, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (central), arrived at the Air Force Station, Ambala, where platinum jubilee celebrations were organised.

Several officers, who have been associated with the station, including the Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, who had once commanded the station, attended the event.

On arrival, the Air Chief and AFWWA president were received by Air Commodore DK Patnaik, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force station, Ambala and Anuradha Patnaik, president, AFWWA (local).

The Air Chief paid tributes to the martyrs at 'Frozen Tear'- station war memorial. He also visited the key installations of the station.

The Air Chief's association with the Ambala airbase dates back to when he was a Flight Lieutenant who formed a part of the initial core team that flew in Jaguars to India to raise the first Jaguar Squadron - Number14 Squadron (called 'the Bulls') at Ambala.

Established on April 1,1938, with a few officers and a defined role of training in Army/Air Cooperation, Air Force Station, Ambala, has been closely associated with the growth of the formation and growth of the IAF and has evolved itself into one of the premier airbases of the IAF today.

 

Chandigarh: Chairman chiefs of staff committee and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne visited Ambala, the oldest airbase of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it completed 75 years on Thursday.

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