wing commander


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(RAF rank) one who is next below a group captain

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Wing Commander Varthaman was chasing Pakistani jets with a MiG -21 Bison fighter plane in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27 and crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where his aircraft was shot down during the fierce dogfight.
Wing Commander Varthaman recently shot down a Pakistani F-16 warplane before his MiG 21 was downed, forcing him to bail out in Pakistani territory.
PM Khan, in his address to a joint session of Parliament last week, announced to release Wing Commander Abhinandan as a "gesture of peace" towards India, earning him praise from celebrities, journalists, diplomats and the common public, who admired his brave and bold move in the favour of maintaining peace in the region and possibly avoiding an all-out war with India, the consequences of which could be disastrous.
Earlier in the day, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appreciated Pakistan's gesture of releasing Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, according to Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal.
Dubai: Last night, Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan finally crossed the Zero Line that marks the India-Pakistan land border just before 9 pm local time .
IAF Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman crosses border to enter India.
In what appeared to be an edited statement aired on Pakistan TV, the wing commander described how he was shot down and rescued from an 'agitated' crowd by Pakistani soldiers.
Wing Commander Abhinandan then goes on to say, "May I request for a little information, sir?
Moments earlier, Indian media confirmed an IAF wing commander is in Pakistan's custody.
Speeches were by OC Horabin, Wing Commander ATC North Wales, T Kingman RAFAC, Squadron Leader, C Brophy RAFAC and Lord Barry Jones.
Wing Commander Richard Summers, 93, was later shot down in Liberia and rescued after walking 48 miles barefoot.
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur of the Indian Air Force was the shining star on Sunday and this is for the first time a woman officer has led the Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Flight Sergeant Robert Burke, part of the Navigational Aids Flight at 90 Signals Unit, was given the Wing Commander Bye Sword which is presented annually to a junior officer or senior non-commissioned officer at RAF Leeming.
Wing Commander Peter Ayerst, who died on May 15, spent eight years as a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force throughout the Second World War.
His appointment was made by Officer Commanding Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing ATC, Wing Commander Stuart Iles who made it a double celebration for Flt Lt Rayner by also presenting him with his Cadet Forces Medal, in recognition of 12 years continuous and dedicated service to the Air Cadet Organisation.