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Flight Lieutenant Geoffery Charles Wilks

Service No 3284 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 19 Nov 1945 Course 36 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks : To Air India - k in B707 Cr
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Jan 1947 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF fm 151OTU
01 Mar 1947 - Fg OffrRAF Station KohatKohat 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrGeoffery Charles Wilks3284 GD(P)Award Date 20 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Fg. Off. Geoffery Charles Wilks (3284) (since released) rendered meritorious service during Jammu and Kashmir operations by carrying out 70 Operational sorties in close support of our ground troops. His flying was outstanding for its remarkable skill, courage and determination to carry out the tasks allotted to him in complete disregard for his personal safety and thereby set a good example for the other pilots of his Squadron to follow.

For the valuable services rendered by him during Jammu and Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
14 Feb 1946Spitfire VIIINH651Plt Offr G E Wilkes
7A/C overran runway and tipped on nose
14 Feb 1947Spitfire VIIIcNH651Plt Offr G E Wilkes
7Miranshah - ac tipped up after Tyre burst on TO