Eastern Air Command celebrates Air Force Day
Shillong: The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday celebrated the 87th Air Force Day at its headquarters here, officials said.
Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R D Mathur administered the oath to all personnel of EAC as part of the celebration, they said.
The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932.
In his address to the officers and staff, the Air Marshal advised all personnel in Eastern Air Command to re- dedicate and remain committed towards service to the nation and IAF, Defense spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said.
Mathur reminded of the glorious past of the force and acknowledged the valuable contribution of veterans, who have added to the rich legacy of IAF.
The Air Marshal also appreciated the substantial contribution, commitment and regular display of professionalism by Air Warriors in providing humanitarian assistance, which has ensured the unflinching support of everyone in this region and commendation cards were distributed to deserving Air Warriors and civilians for their exceptional service and contribution to IAF.
The EAC is also celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year.