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Air Commodore Roshan Lal Suri

Service No 2459 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Jun 1920
Date Commissioned 27 Jun 1943 Course 17 Course
Service End Retired on 27 May 1972
Remarks : 10Sqn(45) ETPS(51)
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

27 Apr 1944 - 21 May 1946Plt OffrNo.10 Squadron, RIAF To UK for Trg
01 Jun 1953 - Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronAmbala CO
- Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Stn Cdr
- Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore SASO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRoshan Lal Suri2459 GD(P)Award Date 02 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

This officer was rushed to Srinagar during the most critical period of Kashmir Operations, where conditions were extremely difficult. During his brief stay he carried out 37 sorties completing 29 hours 30 minutes. His keenness, enthusiasm and efficiency on the ground and his dash and coolness in the air were an inspiration to everyone on the detachment. An officer who distinguished himself during his brief stay and carried out the duty to the highest tradition of service.

This officer operated under very difficult conditions during the early part of the Kashmir Operations and put in most valuable work.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
20 Dec 1945Spitfire VIIIcMD291Fg Offr R L Suri
10Hit by Spitfire MV245 at Hmawbi Cat E
08 Jan 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD402Fg Offr R L Suri
10engine trouble, bl in field 19.18N 90.17E at Yedas