Nagaland : Army Service Corps’ Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” Reaches Dimapur 

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The Army Service Corps Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” – the cynosure of Indian Army, epitomizing the spirit of adventure, daredevilry, technical skill and spirit-de-corps; has reached Dimapur on Wednesday.

Comprising of one officer, two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and 16 Other-Rank officials led by Capt AS Grewal are undertaking a Motorcycle Expedition of North Eastern states to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and pay homage to the Martyrs.

Sponsored by Royal Enfield, this expedition commenced from Tezpur on October 1 which passed through Tenga Valley-Bomdila-Sela Pass-Tawang-Fwd Posts of Tawang-Kalaktang-Guwahati-Shillong-Kombrian-Imphal-Dinjan and finally culminate at Gajraj War Memorial, Tezpur on October 17, 2022, covering a distance of 2600 kms in 17 days.

It reached Dimapur on the Day 12 of their Expedition from Leimakhong in Manipur. Enroute from Leimakhong to Rangapahar Military Station (Dimapur), Tornadoes paid homage to Captain Kenguruse, MVC at his native village Nerhema (Nagaland).

An ASC officer, Captain Kenguruse was attached with 2 RAJPUTANA RIFLES during Kargil Operations. Owing to his unflinching bravery during the operations, Captain Kenguruse was awarded the Mahavir Chakra (Posthumously), the second highest award for an act of bravery in the face of enemy.

Mr Neiselie and Mrs Dinuo Kenguruse, the parents of Captain Kenguruse, along with his brother Mr Atoulie Kenguruse were present at the Kenguruse War Memorial during the wreath laying ceremony by the “Tornadoes” Team.

Following an overnight halt at Rangapahar on October 12, the team paid homage to Martyrs at the War Memorial in Rangapahar Military Station and was flagged-off on October 13 by Lt Genl RC Tiwari, AVSM, SM for their onward journey to Jorhat and Dinjan.

The Army Service Corps motorcycle display team “Tornadoes” is on a  Motorcycle Expedition of North Eastern States will be covering 2600 KM through the challenging terrain of North Eastern states of India to pay homage to the brave hearts who valiantly fought various wars and gave supreme sacrifice of their lives.

Since their inception in 1967, “Tornadoes” have witnessed an impressive 32 World Records under their belt, with the count increasing every year.

The team is stationed at ASC Centre (South), Bangalore and comprises of 39 Riders which includes two Officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and 35 Other Ranks.

For the past fifty-five years of their existence, the Tornadoes have displayed their skills in thousand of shows across the length and breadth of the country. The team has also represented India six times at International level in Bhutan.

The Tornadoes also have the honour of holding 32 World Records certified by various record holding agencies. The team has set nine World Records in Nov 2020 under various categories, such as Longest ride through Tunnel of Fire and Highest & Fastest pyramids.

It 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 be celebrating its 11th Reunion and 262nd Corps Day.

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