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Wing Commander Chandra Prakash Naidu

Service No & Branch 10426 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jun 1986 Released to Air India Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Oct 1967Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
27 NDA (Cadet) - 07 Dec 196458 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 01 May 1974
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Oct 1966 - 30 Sep 1967Plt OffrNo.49 SquadronJorhat Squadron Pilot
01 Oct 1967 - 30 Sep 1968Fg OffrHQ EACShillong Base Ops Offr
01 Oct 1968 - 31 Dec 1968Fg OffrNo.49 SquadronJorhat Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1969 - 30 Jun 1969Fg OffrTransport Training WingYelahanka Command Conversion Course
01 Jul 1969 - 30 Apr 1971Fg OffrNo.49 SquadronJorhat Squadron Pilot
01 May 1971 - 31 Oct 1973Flt Lt12 Air OpNasik/ Laungewala/ p Adjutant
01 Nov 1973 - 31 Dec 1973Flt LtHQ Central Air Command Communication FlightAllahabad Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1974 - 31 Aug 1975Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
01 Sep 1975 - 31 Dec 1975Flt LtHunter SqnKalaikunda Fighter Conversion Course
01 Jan 1976 - 30 Jun 1976Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1976 - 31 Dec 1976Flt LtTransport Training WingYelahanka AVRO Conversion
01 Jan 1977 - 30 May 1980Sqn LdrTransport Training WingYelahanka Flt Cdr/ CFI
01 Jun 1980 - 30 Jun 1984Sqn LdrAircrew Examination BoardHindon Flying Examiner
01 Jul 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Sqn LdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1983 - 30 Sep 1984Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
27 Oct 1984 - 21 May 1985Wg CdrHQ Maintenance Command Communication FlightNagpur Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1985 - 30 May 1986Wg CdrAir India Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrChandra Prakash Naidu10426 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Squadron Leader Chandra Prakash Naidu has to his credit a total of 3900 hours of accident free flying sicne January 1970 of which 500 hours were flown in the Eastern Sector alone. During 1971 operations, while posted as the Adjutant of an Air Observation Post Flight, he voluntarily undertook seventeen operational sorties in Krishak Aircraft.

Within a short period of 5 years as a flying instructor, Squdron Leader Naidu flew 1620 instructional hours on the Kiran and HS-748 Aircraft. In his present tenure of three years at Transport Training Wing, he has flown over 2000 hours while simultaneously carrying out supervisory duties as Flight Commander and, at time, as Chief Flying Instructor. He has displayed a missionary zeal in training his pupil and put in devoted and concerted effort to improve their professional standard, both on the ground and in the air. His achievements besides his large numbers of flying hours include Routine Transport Role category "A/ Master Green", Instructional Category 'A-2' and Command Examiner on HS-748 aircraft.

As a supervisor and Command Examiner, Squadron Leader Naidu discharged his duties most effectively. Within the short span of his tenure, he enabled his trainees, staff pilots and instructors in the Unit to achieve a high standard of operational status. He has also contributed to a great extent in updating the standard Operational Procedures, Training Notes and in Standardised Flying Procedures, which have greatly enhanced the efficiency of the unit.

Squadron Leader Chandra Prakash Naidu has thus displayed professional competence, leadership capabilties and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 20th March 1982 - No.15- Pres/82 dated 26th January 1981
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