|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||25 Feb 1946||Course||38 Course|
|Service End||Died in Service 01 Dec 1951|
|Remarks :||k Tigermoth Crash|
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|16 Jun 1947 -||Acting Plt Offr||No.10 Squadron, RIAF||Fm RAF Ambala|
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|Fg Offr||Gerald Bertram Cabral||3308 GD(P)||Award Date 19 Jan 1949||Announced 20 Nov 1950|
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During his operational tour, this officer was shot down twice. On the first occasion, he successfully forced landed in Pooch.
He came back to the Squadron and carried on undaunted. He was again shot down over Tithwal and by his cool courage and resource walked out of Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“NO MANĂ˘â‚¬â„˘S LANDĂ˘â‚¬Âť after being heavily shelled. He continued to carry out his normal flying duties, undeterred by previous mishaps, thereby setting an outstanding example in high morale to the rest of the unit.
This officer has shown commendable devotion to duty. This determination and courage in carrying on with operational flying after being shot down twice and walking back to our lines on one of these occasions under enemy shell fire set a fine example to all others to follow.
|Unit : 8 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|01 Dec 1951||Tigermoth DH82||Flt Lt Gerald Bertram Cabral VrC*|
Flt Cdt S D Ghaisad*
|AFA||Cr at Glass Factory Begumpet|