Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Independence Day Celebrated at Naval Base Kochi : Aug 15, 2009

The Southern Naval Command joined the rest of the Nation in celebrating the 62 nd Independence Day. All the Naval Ships in harbour conducted "Divisions" at 8 AM. The Divisions are unique to the Navy in that, the military drill formation is carried out onboard Ships wherein there is only limited space available. The Ships were also "Dressed Overall" on the occasion. Dressing Overall is the maritime tradition of decorating the Ship with Signal Flags on important National Days.

The Shore Units of Southern Naval Command viz INS Venduruthy, INS Garuda and INS Dronacharya also celebrated with Parades ashore. The Commanding Officers of units addressed the Men under their Command and exhorted them to rededicate themselves in the Service to the Nation. The entire Naval Base wore a festive look with National Flags adorned everywhere.

Photocaption11 Commodore SK Jha, Commanding Officer inspecting the Parade of INS Venduruthy on Independence Day

Photcaption12 The Ships of the Southern Naval Dressed Overall on the occasion of Independence Day

PhotoCaption13 Naval Base wearing a festive look with National Flags on Independence Day

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