Air Marshal J Chauhan, AOC-inC Central Air Command at Wreath Laying Ceremony, a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
Year long celebrations on the occasion of Golden jubilee of Central Air Command came to a close here on Monday, 10 Jun 13. In a mega ceremony specially arranged at Air Force Station Bamrauli to mark the completion of fifty glorious years, His Excellency Shri BL Joshi, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Guest of the function graciously released the ‘FIRST DAY COVER’ of Central Air Command. The events were very keenly witnessed by a huge crowd of over 3000 people which included Justice Tarun Agarwala, High Court of UP, Shri Alok Johri, General Manager Northern Central Railways, Prof AK Singh Vice-Chancellor Allahabad University, Maj Gen Bishamber Dayal VSM, GOC HQ Purv UP & MP Sub Area, Dr Nandlal Jotwani, Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority affairs Govt of India, Commissioner Allahabad Region, Dist Magistrate Allahabad, besides senior officers from civil administration as well as armed forces.
Earlier in the day, Air Marshal J Chauhan AVSM VSM Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Air Command laid the wreath at CAC War Memorial to pay tributes to air warriors of CAC who laid down their lives for the nation. While the buglers played the tune ‘Last Post’ and the guards stood with reverse arms, all personnel present there solemnly observed two minutes silence.
On this occasion Air Marshal J Chauhan AVSM VSM Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Air Command also addressed a press conference. Later in the evening a special gathering of Air Veterans of Central Air Command was organized in the sprawling lawns of Headquarters building.