Air Force Day: Russia honors its heroes
The Russian Air Force is designed to conduct reconnaissance of enemy groups, to ensure the conquest of territory in the air, to protect against enemy strikes, to land and to warn about danger. This is a powerful support of the country, a reliable protection of civilians. Day of the Air Force Russia until recently celebrated on August 12. Let's consider some moments.
Day of the Air Force. Russia does not forget about the heroes
On August 12, 1912, an order was issued 397. According to him, the staff of the aeronautical unit of the General Directorate of the General Staff was put into operation. The Russian Air Force Day was celebrated on August 12. This was the decree of the president in 1997. In 2006, some changes were made. The holiday was celebrated on the third Sunday in August.
Day of the Air Force of Russia once again reminds people of how important Russian aviation, which has repeatedly proved in battles its courage, which protects the Motherland from the enemy. This is a sign of respect for the exploits of military pilots, fulfilling their duty, forming an honorable image of military service among the civilian population.
Tasks of the Air Force
What else should I say about this holiday? Day of the Air Force of Russia symbolizes the courage and heroism of these brave guys. They face many challenges. It is not only intelligence, defense, strikes against enemy areas. This is also the support of the ground forces, and the transportation of equipment and manpower, and the landing of troops. In short, the Day of the Russian Air Force is called once again to note that the Russian Federation is under reliable protection from the invasion of the enemy.
To date, the presence of a powerful air force in the country - this is a great deterrent in the eyes of the enemy. Each unit of the Air Force can suddenly strike a powerful blow at the enemy, destroying all his plans for an attack at the very first stage. And this is very important for the country.
We appreciate the role of military aviation
So, Day of the Air Force of Russia. This date proves how highly the role of military aviation is valued in the country. On this day, people who have not returned from combat missions, those whose names and surnames are immortalized in the history of the Great Victory with the gold letters of courage and glory, those who performed their duty in the heavenly heavens, participating in other armed conflicts, are always honored and remembered. Congratulations also to all who have ever served in the Air Force, and those who are wearing shoulder straps to date.
A bit of history
In general, it is worth paying some attention to how the air force began to be formed. For this it is necessary to return to the distant year 1910. It was then that the Russian Empire purchased aircraft from France. After that, two flying schools were created in Sevastopol and Gatchina. They were under the patronage of Prince Alexander Mikhailovich. Further, he made a lot of efforts to create a school of officers.
The date of birth of military aviation in Russia, as already mentioned, was August 12, 1912. In 1918 the Bolsheviks created the Red Air Fleet. August 18, 1933 was approved the date of the celebration of the All-Union Aviation Day. It was confined to the outstanding achievements of the Soviet aviation industry. Thus, for the first time in the country's history, the first day of the Russian Air Force appeared, the date of which was set at the state level. The celebration was continued on the third Sunday in August in 1980. And only in 1997 the present Day of the Air Forces was established.
How to celebrate
And now more about events. How is the Air Force Day celebrated in Russia? When this date is celebrated, a variety of exhibitions, shows, performances are held throughout the day. For example, in many cities, a grandiose air show with the participation of Soviet and foreign models of equipment is constantly organized. Also participating in the festivities are aerobatic teams from Italy, Finland, Latvia, Turkey, Great Britain, France and Poland. On this day, they must organize a grand salute.
By the way, in general in Russian cities this holiday is widely celebrated exactly where most of the Air Force units are deployed. On the base are allowed all those who wish, they have the opportunity to look at military equipment. Some even manage to sit at the helm of a simulator or combat aircraft. In large cities there are also aviation shows, where groups of real Russian aces take part. On television, films about military pilots are also being broadcast this day. To the graves of the heroes are always laid wreaths and flowers. In cities where sports aviation clubs are located, performances of gliders and parachuters are conducted.
We are grateful
Of course, on this day it is necessary to thank all the employees in the Air Force, because they make an invaluable contribution to the security of our country. They provide the ability to solve combat missions in different physical, geographical and climatic conditions, at night and in the daytime.
Control of the airspace of the Russian Federation today is provided by various units and units of the Air Force, regularly carrying combat duty. Military aviation also participates in various emergency situations. In short, the role of the Air Force in the peaceful existence of citizens is great. Do not forget to say "thank you" to our heroes on this holiday!