The Army Service Corps Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” – the pinnacle of the Indian Army, embodying the spirit of adventure, daredevil, technical skill and esprit de corps; reached Shillong on Friday.
Since their creation in 1967, the “Tornadoes” have recorded an impressive number of 32 world records to their credit, with the number increasing every year.
The team is stationed at ASC Center (South), Bangalore and comprises 39 cavalry including two officers, two junior officers (JCO) and 35 other ranks.
According to an official statement, “Over the past fifty-five years of their existence, the Tornadoes have showcased their skills in thousands of shows across the country. The team has also represented India six times at international level in Bhutan. The Tornadoes also have the honor of holding 32 world records certified by various record-holding agencies. The team set nine world records in November 2020 in different categories, such as the longest crossing of the tunnel of fire and the tallest and fastest pyramids. He also undertook a winter expedition to the Karakoram Pass covering over 2500 km in 22 days.
On December 8, 2022, the Army Service Corps will celebrate its 11th reunion and 262nd Corps Day.
In order to commemorate the rich history of the Corps and to pay tribute to our brave soldiers and martyrs who have served the nation, the “Tornadoes” plan to undertake a 2600 km motorcycle expedition in the northeastern region of our country.
Riders paid tribute to the martyrs at various war memorials in the northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
This expedition started from Tezpur on October 1, passes through Tenga Valley-Bomdila-Sela Pass-Tawang-Fwd Posts of Tawang-Kalaktang-Guwahati-Shillong-Kombrian-Imphal-Dinjan and finally culminates at Gajraj War Memorial, Tezpur on October 17 . 2022 covering a distance of 2600 kms in 17 days.
Also, the team of 15 riders from Royal Enfield led by Maj Ramya Venkat and Capt AS Grewal started the expedition from Tezpur, where the expedition was launched by Lt Gen DS Rana, AVSM, YSM, SM, GOC 4 Corps.
They will pay their respects at the War Memorial in Shillong before being reported by Lt Gen KC Panchanathan, GOC, 101 Area on October 9, 2022.