PAF fully capable of defending aerial frontiers of Pakistan: General Wynne – APP
PESHAWAR Oct 28 : General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee said on Thursday that PAF remains a potent force, fully capable of defending the aerial frontiers of Pakistan.The innovations carried out by PAF leadership have enabled it to make very meaningful contributions in the success of land forces in their fight against terrorism.General Khalid Shameem Wynne, CJCSC said this while addressing the Graduation Ceremony held at Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur as chief guest.
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was also present on the occasion.
Addressing the Graduating Airmen, General Wynne said that, “Today Pakistan is facing the aftermath of catastrophic floods, which in its wake has brought bereavement and devastation, surpassing records of last hundred years.
Pakistan Air Force has once again come on the forefront in collaboration with Pak Army and Navy for flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, he maintained.
On his arrival at the parade ground, General Salute was presented to General Khalid Shameem Wynne by the Aviation Cadets.
Later, the Chief Guest reviewed the parade and presented Qaid-e-Azam Banner to No 3 Squadron, the new Champion Squadron. This was followed by award of flying badges and branch insignias to graduating officers and aviation cadets.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee’s trophy for best performance in General service training in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Husham Muhammad, while Pilot Officer Salman Shair lifted Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee’s Trophy for Best Performance in General Service Training in College of Flying Training.
Chief of the Air Staff’s Trophy for best performance in Engineering Discipline was awarded to Pilot Officer Adeel Anwar, while Pilot Officer Ali Hassan lifted Chief of the Air Staff trophy for best performance in flying.
The coveted Sword of honor for best all round performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Pilot Officer Adeel Anwar, while Pilot Officer Salman Shair won Sword of Honour for best all round performance in College of Flying Training.
In Air Defence branch, Aviation Cadet Sharjeel Ahmed received best performance trophy and in A&SD branch, Aviation Cadet Naveed Umar was awarded best performance trophy. Significant event of the ceremony was the formation aerobatics performed by “SHERDIL” formation of nine K-8 Jet Trainer aircraft.
At the end of the ceremony, cadets of PAF Academy displayed aerobatics on Para Motor Gliders.
Parents and relatives of graduating cadets, senior civil and military officials were also present on the occasion.
Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur imparts training not only to aviation cadets of Pakistan Air Force but also to the friendly countries and sister services.