President presents colours to Air Force Technical College

November 12th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Pratibha PatilBangalore, Nov 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday presented the President’s Colours to Air Force Technical College and the President’s Standard to 59 Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a ceremony here.Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major were present on the occassion.

The 59 Squadron, also known as the Hornbills, is a logistic air support transport squadron based at Guwahati in Assam.

The standard or colour is a ceremonial flag associated with a particular unit, squadron or establishment. They are an honour bestowed in recognition of exceptional service to the nation in war and in peace.

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