|Service No || 19879 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 17 Dec 1988 ||Course || 142 Course |
|Service End ||No Details|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Jang Veer Sheshnagsingh Guron||19879 F(P)||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2006|
|Details :|| Wing Commander Jang Veer Slngh Guron (19879) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Mi-17 Helicopter Unit since 08 May 2001 and has been the Flight Commander since 03 Apr 2003.
On 31 Dec 2004, in the aftermath of the devastating Tsunami disaster wherein the Andaman & Nicobar Islands were badly affected, the base was called upon to launch three helicopters for relief operations at Carnlcobar. Wg Cdr Guron, who was on leave, reported for duty on his own and volunteered to lead the helicopter detachment to Carnicobar. Wg Cdr Guron with his experience has worked out minute details of equipment necessary for safe and effective conduct of relief operations, operational requirements, staging, camping, messing, manpower, ration, accommodation was planned in a most professional manner. Exhaustive preparation ensured that the detachment was self-sufficient to undertake independent operations from any location in the Islands.
Inspite of challenging living conditions, non-availability of infrastructure and adverse weather conditions, his enthusiasm ensured that relentless pace was maintained in carrying out the relief operations. His meticulous planning and exceptional leadership ensured smooth ferry of three helicopters through two foreign counlrles. On 06 Jan 2005, when Wg Cdr Guron was approached with an immediate requirement to airlift a group of doctors to a remote location on Carnicobar Island, he reacted to the situation in a most professional manner, airlifted the doctors and landed at a small clearing in the jungle. Five serious casualties, who were on their deathbeds, were rescued and airlifted to Carnicobar, thus saving their lives. His actions on that day not only earned respect and appreciation for the Indian Air Force from the doctors and civil administration but also the gratitude of the local population.
His superior management skills and planning resulted in completion of the entire task at Carnicobar in a record time of 14 days, His dedication to the job was inspiring not only to the members of the detachment but also to the rest of the Air Force personnel at Carnicobar.
For his exceptional devotion to duty and high airmanship during "Op Sea Wave" at Carnicobar, The Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Jang Veer Singh Guron.
|Unit : 128 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture |