Hyderabad: A Combined Graduation Parade with full Military splendour will be held at Air Force Academy (AFA) Dundigal, Hyderabad on December 19 to mark the successful completion of Pre-Commissioning Training of Flight Cadets of various branches of Indian Air Force.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the Reviewing Officer of the passing out parade and he will confer the ‘President’s Commission’ to the graduating trainees. The ceremony includes presentation of ‘Wings’ and ‘Brevets’ to the flight cadets who would be successfully completing Flying and Navigation Training, respectively. Singh will also be awarding ‘Wings’ to officers of Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and officers from friendly foreign countries on successful completion of their flying training at Air Force Academy.
The flight cadet from Flying Branch standing First in the Order of Merit will be awarded with the Chief of the Air Staff Sword of Honour for excelling in overall training. The awardee will have the privilege of commanding the parade besides receiving the President’s Plaque for being the best trainee. The Reviewing Officer will also present the President’s Plaque to those who stand first in the overall merit in Flying and Ground Duty Branches.
As a custom, on the eve of the graduation parade, the Reviewing Officer will attend the ceremonial dinner and interact with the graduating flight cadets.
The event will also have an aerobatic display by the SU-30 aircraft, the famous Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team, Sarang Helicopter Display Team, Pilatus PC-7 trainer and a fly past by formations of PC-7, Kiran and Hawk aircraft.
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