Bengaluru: The Valedictory Function of 94th Aeronautical Engineering Course was held at the Air Force Technical College, Jalahalli in Bengaluru today. The College is the alma mater of all Aeronautical Engineers of the Indian Air Force and is presently commanded by Air Commodore Biji Philip. The Valedictory Function marks the culmination of 74 weeks of training (22 weeks training at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and 52 weeks at Air Force Technical College in Aeronautical Engineering, Military Leadership, Managerial Skills and Ethos of an Air Warrior). 16 Officers including one woman Officer graduated.
Air Marshal TD Joseph, Senior Air Staff Officer, Head Quarter Training Command, Indian Air Force graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the Valedictory Function.
The Air Marshal, in his address, greeted all the Air Warriors and Civilian staff of Air Force Technical College and the graduating officers. He emphasized that Engineers of Indian Air Force play a vital role in ensuring availability of aircraft and other weapon systems in both peace time and in the face of hostilities. He called upon the young officers to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills to stay abreast of the ever changing technological environment, lead from the front, build strong teams, exhibit highest degree of professionalism and maintain impeccable integrity with unwavering commitment in the service of the Nation.
He awarded trophies and medallions to the Officers who excelled in the course. The prestigious ‘President’s Plaque’ for ‘First in order of Combined Merit’ was awarded to Flying Officer Shivam Sinha and the ‘Vice President’s Sword’ for the ‘Best in professional subjects’ was awarded to Flying Officer Potula Vamshidar Reddy.
The ‘Chief of Air Staff Medals’ for ‘First in the order of merit in Electronics and Mechanical Streams’ were awarded to Flying Officer Abhishek Kumar and Flying Officer Shivam Sinha respectively
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PHOTO 1 – Air Marshal TD Joseph, Senior Air Staff Officer, Head Quarter Training Command , IAF arriving to attend the Valedictory Function at AFTC.
PHOTO 2 – Air Marshal TD Joseph, Senior Air Staff Officer, Head Quarter Training Command , IAF presenting the “President’s Plaque” to Flying Officer Shivam Sinha at the Valedictory Function at AFTC.