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Wing Commander Charles Bacon James Alexander

Service No 3523 Branch MED
Date of Birth: 12 Sep 1918
Date Commissioned 24 Oct 1948 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1969
Remarks : MR-389
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrCharles Bacon James Alexander3523 MEDAward Date 15 Mar 1953Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details : In March 1953. Captain Thukral was carrying out work deep in the Subansiri Valley. While he was working there some hostile Daflas shot poisoned arrows at him and, as there was no hope of medical aid reaching him in time his life was in danger, Squadron Leader Alexander – then a Flight Lieutenant and his team were dropped in the thick of the jungle and for a fortnight treated and looked after Captain Thukral, whose condition was serious, so saving his life. Braving all dangers Squadron Leader Alexander completed his mission with success. His action was in keeping with the tradition of the Air Force.
Unit : Para Training School
Reference : Gazette of India 28th January 1961 - No.7 - Pres/61 dated 26th January 1961