Written by Zulfick Farzan
25 Aug, 2021 | 7:07 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Jungle and water survival training course for Air Crew members re-commenced after a lapse of 02 years at the Regimental Training Centre of SLAF Station Ampara.
This training programme has been designed to give first-hand experience for Air Crew members to face any eventualities during a disaster.
This 03 week training programme includes swimming, water crossing, map reading, survival in the Jungle, mountain climbing, first aid, night march and crew rescue.
The training programme conducted by a group of veteran Air Crew members led by the Commanding Officer of the No 01 Flying Training Wing, Wing Commander Dinesh Kasagala who was assisted by Regiment Special Forces troops.
Initial training was conducted at SLAF Station Ampara and the practical sessions were conducted in dense jungle areas such as Mahaoya, Namaloya, Lathugala, Rathugala, Nilgala and Galoya park area.
This entire training programme was conducted as a secure bio-bubble with strict adherence to the health guidelines and instructions prevailing at present.
The Closing Address and the Certificate Awarding Ceremony was held at the end of the training programme and the Commanding Officer of SLAF Station Ampara, Air Commodore GGWTK Gunawardana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
The Officer Commanding Training at the RTC Ampara, Group Captain Ananda Kumarasiri and the Commanding Officer of the No 01 Flying Training Wing also participated for the ceremony.
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