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Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall

Service No 4496 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Mar 1932
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1953 Course 60 Course
Service End Retired on 21 Oct 1975 / Died on 03 Jul 2017
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Chief Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrWalter Henry Marshall4496 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall has been on the strength of Fighter Training Wing since August 1970 and has been holding the appointments of Instructor and Officer-inCharge of Flying. In these capacities he has displayed a very high degree of organising ability and exemplary devotion to duty. He has succeeded in improving the quality of training at Fighter Training Wing. He has been instrumental to a large extent in revising both the Ground and Training Flying Syllabi at the Fighter Training and has taken particular interest in improving the training aids on the Station. He displayed exceptional ability in organising and controlling fly-pasts at various places with precision. During India-Pakistan conflict of December, 1971, he commanded a fighter squadron in the Western Sector. He visited all the nearby bases and prepared contingency plans meticulously. In record time, working round he brought his pilots, who had limited flying during the night to fully operational status for night flying. He was also responsible for making modifications to the available aircraft, which proved very useful during the conflict.

Throughout, Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973