UDHAMPUR: 132 FAC flight carried out a bicycle expedition from Udhampur to Riasi form 05 Mar to 07 Mar 12. The aim of this expedition was to inculcate a spirit of adventure and camaraderie amongst the air warriors of the unit.
The cycle expedition was flagged off by Wing Commander SS Kaila, Station Commander 39 Wg, AF on 05 Mar 12 at 0800 hrs. The route followed was Udhampur –Tikri- Katra- Riasi and back. The cyclist had a tough task of cylicng on hilly roads and dirt roads and took 08 hours to cover the distance.
Ten cyclist from the unit had participated in the expedition which included three officers , six airmen and one NC(E). The expedition was led by Wing Commander Ajay Bhardwaj, Commanding Officer of 132 Flight. During the expedition the cyclist interacted with various Army and para military formations enroute and also interacted with civilian population.
The cyclist spread awareness about the IAF amongst civilians by carrying out a lecture in school and colleges in Riasi. The unit undertakes casualty evacuation of civilians in J&K sector and therefore this interaction with civilians will go along way in fostering spirit of cooperation and belongingness amongst all military, paramilitary and civilian population.