Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, awarded the prestigious President’s Standard to 112 Helicopter Unit and President’s Colours to 4 Base Repair Depot in a grand ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Kanpur, this morning. The President’s Standard is awarded to operational Units and Colours are awarded to non-flying formations based on their past record and achievements during peace as well as hostilities. The Commanding Officer of 112 Helicopter Unit, Wing Commander Manish Sharma received the Standard and Gp Capt S Shrinivas, Commanding Officer of 4 Base Repair Depot received the Colours. The Parade was commanded by Group Captain S Shrinivas, Commanding Officer of 4 Base Repair Depot.
112 Helicopter Unit is the alma-mater of all Medium Lift Helicopters (MLH), a premier training establishment, which has been consistently training Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flight Gunners for achieving highest professional standards. In its glorious and meritorious 50 years of service, the Unit has time and again responded to many a call of duty and excelled in delivering the desired results. 4 Base Repair Depot, a premier maintenance establishment was established on 01 Dec 1965. Since its inception, the Unit has kept pace with the technological advances and gained domain expertise in the field of aero engine overhaul.
The Governor of UP Shri B L Joshi was present during the award ceremony. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Param Vishisht Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Vayusena Medal Aide-de-Camp, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal PS Gill Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Vayusena Medal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Air Marshal P Kanakaraj Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Vishisht Seva Medal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Air Marshal HB Rajaram Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Air Officer-in-charge Administration along with other senior Defence and Civilian dignitaries also witnessed the ceremony. The President also released a First Day Cover for 112 Helicopter Unit and 4 Base Repair Depot during the ceremony.