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Air Vice Marshal Samuel Manohar Nicodemus

Service No 17449 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 08 Jun 1984 Course 133 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 08 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2007Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

06 Nov 2007 - Gp Capt39 WingUdhampur Station Commander
- 01 Dec 2012Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi PD (Plans)
20 Jun 2016 - 30 Aug 2017AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops (Transport & Helicopters)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtSamuel Manohar Nicodemus17449 F(P)Award Date 22 Jun 1988Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

On the 22nd June, 1988, Flight Lieutenant Nicodemus Manohar Samuel was detailed for a special task involving winching down of IPKF reconnaissance party in the most difficult and thickly vegetated terrain in Mullaitivu area in Sri Lanka. This operation involved hovering over an area which was expected to be infested with hard core militants. During the execution of this mission, his helicopter came under heavy ground fire from the surrounding area. However, with utmost dedication and total disregard to personal safety, Flight Lieutenant Samuel continued to hover till the recce party was retrieved by winching. In the resultant ground fire, the helicopter sustained extensive damage and some of the crew members and the troops on board were injured. In spite of being subjected to heavy ground fire, Flight Lieutenant Samuel kept his cool and continued to fly his helicopter in the damaged condition till his mission was completed. He also displayed excellent airmanship by correctly assessing the damage caused to the helicopter and flying this crippled machine safely to the nearest helipad, thereby avoiding further damage to his helicopter and also to render immediate medical aid to the injured troops/crew.

In the whole operation, Flight Lieutenant Nicodemus Manohar Samuel showed courage and professional skill of extremely high order, with total disregard to personal safety in the face of the militants.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th April 1989 - No.23 - Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSamuel Manohar Nicodemus17449 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : GoI20120126