Monday, September 26, 2011


99 Recruits of the 83 Recruits Course of The Brigade of The Guards attained status of a COMBAT SOLDIER at an impressive and solemn passing out and attestation parade. A colourful Ceremonial Parade was presented by these proud young GUARDSMAN, who are the newest additions to the ARMED FORCES FRATERNITY. These brave young GUARDSMEN have earned their status after sheer hard and strenuous training of thirty four weeks. Keeping with the age old traditions, they were administered the oath of allegiance and devotion to duty by the Adjutant. As they crossed the symbolic LAST STEP in slow march to the famous AULD LAYNE SANG tune of the band, these recruits formally attained the status of Combat Soldiers ready for frontline duties.

Maj Gen SK Gadeock, General Officer Commanding, of a Division reviewed the parade. General Gadeock is an alumni of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He is a Master of Science (Defence Studies), Master of Philosophy and also done a diploma in Senior Level Defence Management. General Gadeock is an infantry officer with 35 years of service. He was commissioned into an elite Battalion of Brigade of The Guards on 11 Jun 77. During his illustrious career spanning 35 years he has served in various staff, instructional and command appointments such as Logistic Adviser in Botswana, GSO 1 (Ops) of an Armd Div, MO Dte in IHQ of MoD (Army), Brig QM, of a Corps in the North – East Sector.

The General has also been the youngest Aide to the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan and Adjutant of the National Defence Academy. The General has also been decorated with two Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards and one Commendation Card from Army Commander, Eastern Command for his distinguished service and exemplary devotion to duty. He has commanded a GUARDS Battalion and an Armoured Brigade. The General is presently General Officer Commanding, of an Infantry Division.

Medals were presented to outstanding Guardsmen in various disciplines of training. The coveted Overall Best Recruit Trophy was awarded to Guardsman Gyaneshwar Pathak of Carriappa Training Company. It was indeed a proud moment for the kith and kin of these recruits who had come from far flung areas to witness the eventful ceremony in which their wards participated.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'AULD LAYNE SANG' should be 'Auld Lang Syne'