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Air Vice Marshal Cecil Vivian Parker

Service No 4346 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 22 Nov 1932
Date Commissioned 31 Aug 1952 Course 58 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1986
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1966 - 19 Jul 1969Wg CdrOperational Conversion UnitJamnagar CO
29 Jul 1969 - 03 Dec 1972Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronHindon/ Pathankot CO
27 Oct 1975 - 18 Dec 1977Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet CO
- Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
01 Jan 1981 - 01 Jan 1983Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
- 31 Aug 1986AVMJammu and KashmirUdhampur AOC
01 Jul 1983 - 20 Mar 1985AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Cmdt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrCecil Vivian Parker4346 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wine Commander Cecil Vivian Parker formed an operational training unit in October 1966 and was the Unit's first Commanding Officer. He is responsible for the high level of instructional technique, standardisation and quality of pupils that have passed through the unit. From its inception, the Unit has fulfilled two roles, viz. Training and Operational. Accomplishment of these two roles in the face of various difficulties was due to the high organising ability of Wing Commander Parker. It has been solely due to his efforts that the Unit successfully met all commitments with the highest utilisation rate of the aircraft and the lowest accident rate.

Throughout, Wing Commander Cecil Vivian Parker showed courage and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : OCU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Maha Vir Chakra
Wg CdrCecil Vivian Parker4346 F(P)Award Date 04 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Wing Commander Parker. the Officer Commanding to a fighter bomber squadron [No.20 Squadron, Hunters] led many deep penetration missions into enemy held territory attacking strongly defended targets. While returning from one such mission, his formation was attacked by enemy Sabre aircraft In the ensuing tight. Wing Commander Parker shot down one Sabre and heavily damaged another. In another mission, he attacked the enemy oil refinery at Attock, in the face of the most intense anti-aircraft and small arms tire. seriously damaging the refinery. In all his missions, the actions of Wing Commander Parker have been marked by great courage and determination, and he has been a shining example to the other pilots under his command. His leadership both in peace and war has been outstanding. He has displayed devotion to duty, bravery in the face of heavy enemy opposition and courage in leading many missions day after day.
Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
28 Oct 1952Tempest IIHA-596Flt Cdt C V Parker
CTUbo after to from hakimpet