11 Naval trainees get 'wings' after course completion

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 09, 2018 01:34 PM IST

Chennai: Eleven Naval trainees were awarded 'Wings' on completion of their three week 90th Helicopter Conversion course at the Naval Air Station at

Arakkonam, about 80 km from here, on Friday.

Flag Officer and Commanding-in-Chief, Vice Admral Karambir Singh viewed the passing out parade at the Naval Air Station Rajali, Arakkonam, the Navy's largest operational air base, an official release said.

Sub-Lieutenant Vishnu Menon was adjudged Best all round trainee and received the 'Kerala Rolling Trophy'.

Lieutenant Amit Singh was selected for the 'Book Prize' for standing first in the subjects.

The pilots would be appointed in front-line units and take on varied missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance, search and rescue operations and anti-piracy patrols, the release said.