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Group Captain Conrad Anthony Dalton

Service No 12430 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 13 Dec 1947
Date Commissioned 13 Jun 1970 Course 42NAV Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2001
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 03 Apr 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1997 - 01 Mar 2000Gp CaptAFS SambraBelgaum Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrConrad Anthony Dalton12430 F(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Wg Cdr CA Dalton is on the posted strength of No. 6 Squadron, AF since 23 Nov 84. He has spent 13 years of his service career in a Canberra Squadron and has to his credit an impressive 6200 hrs of flying, all of it accident­free. He has the unequalled distinction of having the maximum flying hours not only among the Canberra Navigators in the Indian Air Force, but also those of the transport fleet. This indeed is a unique achievement.

Wg Cdr Dalton has flown Canberra aircraft in all its multifarious roles, viz. bombing, Reconnaissance, Survey, Maritime strike and Target Towing. He was also assigned tasks associated with the demarcation of the IndoBhutan border in 1982.

On 30 Oct 87, when on a low level tactical sortie, while carrying out a simulated high speed attack, his Canberra suffered a massive bird strike on the nose section of the aircraft. Wg Cdr Dalton who was then in the nose section navigating saved his head from being shattered while suffering multiple injuries on his face and hands. Inspite of bleeding profusely, he navigated the aircraft safely back to base.

For his consistently outstanding achievements in flying, administrative skills and enthusiasm of an exceptional order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr CA Dalton.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991