On Saturday, October 4, at the military airport of Cameri, took place the 18th Meeting of the Circle of 53° Stormo.
The partnership, which takes its name from 53° Stormo, which operated in the Department Cameri until 1999, collects all the staff who served on the Novarese Base.
The object is to keep alive the history, spirit and traditions of all the organizations and departments that operate or are operating at Cameri, during its nearly 100-year history.
In that spirit, the day of the Gathering were left to men who have acted as Cameri and coated grades of all kinds: from former commanders then come down to the top of the Armed Forces with the rank of general, up to civilian professionals who have done, perhaps with the degree of Aviere, military service in Cameri at the time of conscription.
This traditional meeting which takes place every year in October, annually collects a significant share of registered members, in fact, this year have come to room more than six hundred gathered.
For the occasion were, among other representatives of civil institutions and social territory, the mayors of Cameri, Dr. Crespi, and Bellinzago, Professor Bovio. The same during the meeting, addressing a welcoming address to the President of the Club, General Giulio Mainini, and every gathering, they wanted to emphasize the link between the base and local communities.
Also approaching the year 2009, when the airport will celebrate one hundred years since its establishment, the unions wanted to ensure the Airport Commander, Colonel Gian Mario Morresi, the maximum availability of representative government to be able to contribute immediately, as necessary for the celebrations.
As per tradition, the gathering will be an opportunity to offer a concrete contribution to charities operating in the area. In this sense, the Club has donated a significant sum for the ASH (Handicap Sports Association). The President, William Koten, thanked the Air Force not only for the generosity shown “for the occasion but for the continued support and availability precious that men in blue, even outside of the service, showing on Association”.
Special thanks to Col. Morresi and Capt. Ciolli
Images by Alberto Mocchetti
Text by Cameri Aiport Headquarter
Produced by Giorgio Ciarini