'Subby' Subramaniam appointed Warrant Officer of UK's Royal Air Force (RAF)

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'Subby' Subramaniam appointed Warrant Officer of UK's Royal Air Force (RAF)

Indian-origin man Subby Subramaniam has been commissioned as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom in April 2023.

An Overview of the News 

  • His role will include advising the Chief of the Air Staff on matters relating to RAF personnel, a significant responsibility.

  • Subramaniam will take over from Warrant Officer Jake Alpert, who previously held the role.

  • Notably, Subramaniam was appointed as the inaugural Command Warrant Officer of the United Kingdom Space Command in 2021, demonstrating his experience and aptitude for the new post.

About Royal Air Force (RAF)

  • It is a branch of the armed forces of the United Kingdom that specialises in aerial warfare and space operations.

  • It was established on April 1, 1918, at the end of World War I. At that time, it became the world's first independent air force.

  • The RAF was formed by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

  • The RAF is responsible for protecting UK airspace, conducting overseas operations and providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world.

  • The RAF's motto is "Per Ardua Ad Astra", meaning "Through Adversity to the Stars" it reflects the determination and resilience of the men and women who serve in this prestigious force.

Establishment - 1 April 1918

Founder - Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard

Parent organisation - RAF Air Command

Subsidiaries - Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Air Cadet Organization

Fighter Aircraft - Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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