03 Feb 2010
Gunners sailing expedition – 2010 jointly orgnised by the Artillery Gunners of Indian Army and Navy was flagged in at the Indian Naval Watermanship training Center (INWTC) Colaba, Mumbai here on Wednesday by Lieutenant General K R Rao, Director General of Artillery. The ceremony was also attended by Rear Admiral Sunil Lamba, Flag Officer, Maharashtra Naval Area.

The sailing expedition Kochi to Mumbai commemorates the XII Reunion of the Artillery regiment celebrating from 04 to 06 February 2010.

The Army School of Artillery at Deolali and the Naval Gunnery School, INS Dronacharya at Kochi jointly undertook the expedition. The aim of this expedition was to enhance the jointness between the two services and inculcate a spirit of adventure and camaraderie amongst the participants. The expedition team comprised of three officers (Two Army and One Navy) and seventeen soldiers/ sailors (Ten Army and Seven Navy). Major Anupam Joshi of 110 Medium Regiment was the team leader of the expedition.

The sailing expedition on the mighty seas was conducted in three J-24 class sail boats along the Western Sea-Board of the country. The expedition was flagged off from Kochi on 18 January 2010. The 17 days long expedition touched 13 ports wherein the personnel visited places of historical significance for Artillery, which included Tipu Sultan Battery near Calicut, St Angelo Fort on Malabar Coast and Fort Aguada, Cabo Raj Niwas and Cape Rama Fort in Goa amongst the significant ones.
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