AOC River Rafting Expedition in Zanskar River.
AOC Shakti-1 expedition team atop Yan Kangri (22000 ft).
Capt Ashwini Pawar,VSM (Vishist Seva Medal) participated in the Army Mount Everest expedition. Seen here in the picture is Capt Pawar atop Mount Everest holding the AOC Flag. She became the first Lady Officer to scale Mount Everest.
AOC SHAKTI IV expedition. Atop Shakti Parvat (17500 ft).
AOC Flag makes its presence felt at Mt Kabru (24530 ft). It was the first ascent from its South Face.
The tricolour and the Indian Army Flag being sported by Capt (Now Col) SP Malik atop Nanda Devi as part of International Army Nanda Devi Expedition in 1995.
LADYSMITH SHELL FIRING COMPETITION
The ladysmith Shell is historically linked with the Boer War. A small party of British troops including some members of the Indian Ordnance Department were ambushed at a place called Ladysmith in South Africa during the Boer War. On 27 Dec 1899, a shell was fired into the besieged Ordnance Field Park as a Christmas greeting. Inside was found a small piece of plum pudding wrapped up in a tiny Union Jack. The shell itself was painted with the words “Compliments of the Season”.
An Inter-depot pistol shooting competition for all Ordnance Officers in India was started in 1903 to commemorate this incident. The winners were presented the shell which is mounted on a wooden pedestal and bears the names of members of the Indian Ordnance Department who formed part of the Garrison. In 1953 it was decided that the original shell with its mounting should stay permanently at the AOC School Jabalpur and a silver replica be presented to the winners of the Competition.
Sub Maj (Hony Capt) Bhagirath Samai, VSM: King of the Rifle was awarded Arjuna Award in 1996.
Major Itika Suri participated in the 16th India GV Mavlankar Shooting Championship in Nov 06 and 50th National Shooting Championship in Dec 06. The officer was selected in the Indian Military Team for the 41st World Military Shooting Championship 2005-06 which was held at Rene (Norway) from 21 to 28 Jun 2006.
AOC CYCLE EXPEDITION. To commemorate the 9th AOC Reunion a Cycle expedition covering a distance of 523 Km over a period of 17 days was organized by an FAD in Northern Comd. Out of this approx 250 Km was in high altitude and the balance in mountaineous terrain. The team traversed through the States of J & K, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. The team was well equipped, physically fit and remained motivated throughout the expedition. After covering a distance of 523 Km the expedition culminated at Tandi on 30 Sep 2010.
AOC CAMEL SAFARI. A Camel Safari was organised under the aegis of a DOU in Western Sector to commemorate 9th Reunion. It covered a distance of 458 Kms in 14 days routing through Bikaner, Deshnok, Nokha, Alay, Nagour, Guda, Pachodi, Aau, Moriya, Phalodi, Map, Nokhda, Kolayat, Gajner and back. The Camel Safari visited all villages and Govt Schools enroute and encouraged children to join Army and spread awareness regarding Ord Corps. It also traversed the soils of Ranbankuras in Rajasthan which has a tradition and enviable history of providing brave soldiers to the Indian Army.
RAID-DE-HIMALAYAS CAR RALLY. AOC Car Rally team participated in the Raid-de-Himalaya Car Rally from 10th to 15 Oct 2010. The rally traversed over Shimla, Manali, Rohtang, Kaza. Tabo, Keylong, Nakila, Whisky Nala. There were a total of 235 participants. AOC team as a part of the Army Team stood first in the Adventure Category.
AOC WHITE WATER RATING FROM RUDRAPRAYAG TO RISHIKESH. commemorate the 9th AOC reunion a White Water Rafting was held from 23 to 26 Oct 2010 covering a distance of 158 Kms. The expedition was flagged off at Rudra Prayag on 23 Oct 2010 and flagged in on 26 Oct 2010. The route was Rudra Prayag-Srinagar-Deoprayag-Koriyala-Rishikesh.