|Service No & Branch||3881 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 15 Apr 1950||Course: 51 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 19 Nov 1979|
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|01 Jul 1958 - 31 Jan 1959||Flt Lt||No.20 Squadron||Halwara||Flight Commander|
|16 May 1962 - 12 May 1965||Sqn Ldr||No.108 Squadron||Halwara/ Pathankot||Commanding Officer|
|07 Nov 1965 - 13 Apr 1967||Wg Cdr||No.27 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
|04 Apr 1967 - 14 Jun 1970||Wg Cdr||No.4 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972||Gp Capt||No.123 (Ad-Hoc) Squadron||Sirsa||Commanding Officer|
|22 Dec 1977 - 01 Apr 1979||Air Cmde||7 Wing||Ambala||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Robert Arnold Weir||3881 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1971|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander (now Group Captain) Robert Arnold Weir has commanded Fighter Squadrons of the Air Force for nearly eight years. Through his efforts, young pilots have learnt to fly supersonic aircraft on most complex missions. In 1969, his Squadron had the lowest accident rate of all fighter Squadrons of the Air Force. Due to his excellent leadership, his Squadron maintained a high state of operational readiness at all times. Wing Commander Weir is a qualified Flying Instructor, has a Master Green Instrument Rating and has flown over 3,000 hours on single├é┬şengined aircraft.
Throughout, Wing Commander Robert Arnold Weir displayed professional skill and devotion to duty
|Unit : 4 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971|
|Gp Capt||Robert Arnold Weir||3881 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the Indo-Pakistan conflict in December, 1971, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir in command of an operational Squadron in the Western Sector. He carried out a large number of operational missions in Poonch area flying at heights of 30-50 feet above ground level fully knowing that aircraft was vulnerable to even small arms fire and also that escape by parachute or force landing in the event of damage to aircraft was not possible. Between the 8th and 11th December, 1971, he engaged and destroyed a large number of enemy gun positions in the face of heavy ground opposition. In addition he carried out numerous other missions in support of our ground forces inflicting heavy damage on enemy positions and undertook recce missions for the location of infiltrators in the area.
Throughout the operations, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir displayed professional skill and leadership of a high order.
|Unit : 123 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|