The Indian Air Force organises an air show at Air Force Station in Ambala as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of SQN 5. During this event, the audience was treated to a scintillating Air Display by the Suryakiran Aerobatics Team, the Aakashganga para-diving team, and Rafale and Jaguar aircraft formations.
No. 5 Squadron Air Force, also known as the “Tuskers”, have completed Seventy-Five glorious years of service. To commemorate the achievement, the Squadron celebrated its Platinum Jubilee today at Air Force Station Ambala.
The ceremony was attended by serving personnel and veterans, who had served in the squadron, throughout its illustrious history. On this occasion, a special ‘postal cover’ was released by Air Marshal Tejinder Singh, Commodore Commandant of the Squadron.
Tejinder Singh said, “It was a tribute to all those, who had contributed to building the rich legacy of the Squadron. On the occasion, Gr.Capt.M P Verma, Commanding Officer, 5 Sdn greeted the dignitaries, Veterans & their families in his welcome address on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony.”
Elaborating on the history of 5 Sdn, Air Marshal Tejinder Singh said that 02 November, 1948 saw the birth of TUSKERS under the leadership of Wg Cdr JRS ‘Danny’ Dantra at Kanpur, equipped with B-24 Liberator heavy bomber aircraft.