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Wing Commander Sidney Basil Noronha

Service No 1735 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Jan 1919
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1941 Course 9 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

28 Jun 1942 - 29 Jul 1942Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Madras To 4Sqn
25 Feb 1943 - Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
21 Aug 1943 - Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
28 Feb 1944 - 15 Jan 1945Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron, RIAF To IAFDF
15 Jan 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Fm 6Sqn
10 Apr 1945 - 25 Oct 1945Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF To IAFDF
31 Oct 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Fm 7Sqn
01 Dec 1946 - 24 Dec 1946Flt LtRAF Station KohatKohat To Ambala
18 Jun 1947 - Sqn LdrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1947 - 01 Feb 1948Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1953Wg CdrArmament Training WingJamnagar Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Maha Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrSidney Basil Noronha1735 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1950Announced 26 Jan 1950
Details :

By completing more than 37 operational sorties over enemy’s strong holds in close support of the Indian Army, Wing Commander Norohna has been showing outstanding gallantry. He carried out his Squadron’s offensive role with maximum success in the face of adverse conditions.

He has been an outstanding leader both in air and on ground. His brilliant leadership, fearless determination and unswerving devotion to duty have set an inspiring example to all under his command.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Notification No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
21 Aug 1943Audax (India)K4850Fg Offr S B Noronha
33s Cr in FL Razmak 21-8-43
10 Dec 1947Tempest IISqn Ldr Sidney Basil Noronha
7Baled out after damage by ground fire