Monday, July 18, 2016

Indian Naval Aviation - Golden Jubilee - (1953 - 2003)

Date of Issue: May 11, 2003
Place of Issue: Ernakulam

New addition to my collection, but issued 13 years ago..!!! Never knew such cover existed. not seen even in ebay or with any dealer since I restarted collecting since 2008. Happy to add it in my collection today.

The Indian Naval Air Arm is a branch of Indian Navy which is tasked to provide an aircraft carrier based strike capability, fleet air defence, maritime reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare.

Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA) at Goa appears to direct the field operations of the air arm. FONA also serves as the Navy's Flag Officer Goa Area (FOGA).

The first naval air station, INS Garuda, was inaugurated in Cochin on 11 May 1953.

Click here to see special cover issued to commemorate 60 Years of Naval Aviation, in 2013.

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