Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Rajaram Jayaram Ambegaonkar

Service No & Branch 4622 F(P)
Date of Birth: 19 Sep 1931 Commissioned: 14 Oct 1953 Course: 61 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1983 Superannuated Died on 04 Jun 2019 (88 Years age)
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1972Acting Gp Capt : 17 Jan 1977Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Dec 1971 - 07 Feb 1974Wg CdrNo.48 SquadronBarrackpore Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrRajaram Jayaram Ambegaonkar4622 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Rajaram Jayaram Ambegaonker was commanding a Transport Squadron which was deployed In the Eastern Sector. He increased the output of his squadron and toned up the operational efficiency of aircrew and groundcrew. He also improved the serviceability state of his aircraft by organizing aircraft maintenance on a 24 hours basis. He led a section of aircraft in the airborne operation over Bangladesh on the 11th December, 1971, and the restraining strap on his aircraft gave way causing the premature extraction of a part of his load, he maintained control over the aircraft and completed the missions.

Throughout, Wing Commander Rajaram Jayaram Ambegaonkar displayed courage, leadership, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 48 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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