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Wing Commander George Douglas Clarke

Service No 3295 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 18 Mar 1925
Date Commissioned 07 Jan 1946 Course 37 Course
Service End Retired on 08 Nov 1966
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Mar 1947 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF fm 151OTU
03 Apr 1956 - 14 Feb 1957Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronPalam CO
15 Feb 1957 - 23 Jan 1958Sqn LdrNo.27 SquadronPalam CO
15 Nov 1963 - 06 Nov 1965Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrGeorge Douglas Clarke3295 GD(P)Award Date 29 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Fg. Off. (Now Sqn. Ldr.) George Douglas Clarke (3295) proved himself as one of the outstanding pilots in the Jammu and Kashmir Operations. He carried out numerous close support sorties with excellent results. His coolness, skill and courage were of the highest order during the Operations.

The officer carried out 75 Operational Sorties totaling about 200 hours mostly in close support of our ground troop. His accurate bombing, rocketry and gunnery inflicted severe damage on enemy positions and often foiled enemy advances.

For the valuable service rendered by him during the 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
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrGeorge Douglas Clarke3295 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 27 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966