2 ASU does it again!
Date: 28 January 2011
For the third successive year, the Air Force Prestige Unit of the year for 2010 has been awarded to 2 Air Servicing Unit, head-quartered at AFB Langebaanweg.
The aim of the SAAF annual awards competition is to give recognition to those SAAF units and personnel who have achieved the best results within a given period. The awards were announced at the annual Air Force Day Parade held on Friday 28 January 2011 at the Zwartkop airfield near Pretoria.
Although head-quartered at AFB Langebaanweg, 2 ASU also has a detachment at nearby AFB Ysterplaat. 2 ASU were the winners in 2009 and 2008 as well.
In addition to the Prestige Award, 2 ASU also received the Royal Air Force Training Award and the Air Force Air Servicing Unit of the Year awards. The Prestige Trophy was handed over to the OC of 2 ASU, Col. Earl Swanepoel, by Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs.
Congratulations 2 ASU!
2 ASU’s badge features the heraldic shield as background on which is placed a parallel pair of fish eagle wings – symbol for Air Force Operations. The central symbol represents the old chemical symbol for iron and is derived from the area – Ysterplaat. On top of this symbol is an extended arrowhead, a direction indication – always at the sharp end. Additional gear teeth to the central element is the heraldic symbol for technical/logistic.
At the bottom of the shield is a scroll with 2 Air Servicing Unit’s motto in Latin “SUSTINEMUS” which means “Support”