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Air Commodore Anthony Frank Gama

Service No 3068 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Oct 1920
Date Commissioned 15 Jan 1945 Course 29 Course
Service End Retired on 10 Oct 1972 / Died on 18 Sep 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1964Acting Gp Capt : 28 Feb 1966Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1968Acting Air Cmde : 31 Jul 1970
Air Cmde : 08 Apr 1972
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Oct 1945 - 12 Jun 1946Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur Fm 151OTU to 9Sqn
01 Jun 1946 - 30 Jun 1946Plt OffrNo.9 Squadron, RIAF to 1DC
01 Nov 1946 - 30 Nov 1946Fg OffrNo.9 Squadron, RIAF To 355 MU
23 Jul 1947 - Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur Fm 9Sqn
25 Jun 1962 - 27 Feb 1966Wg CdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAnthony Frank Gama3068 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

As a Squadron Leader, Wing Commander Anthony Frank Gama commanded a Transport Squadron engaged in air transport operations over NEFA and NHTA from September 1959 to July 1962. In about a year and a half he carried out more than 1000 hours of flying on supply dropping missions and transport operations. He showed professional skill and organizing ability of a high order.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India 26th January 1963 - No. 10-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963