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Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs

Service No 4668 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Dec 1931
Date Commissioned 16 Jan 1954 Course 62 Course
Service End No Details
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrJohn Frederick Josephs4668 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1954. He has served as Flight Commander from October, 1963 to August, 1965 and as Chief Flying Instructor from December, 1969 to February, 1974 at Fighter Training Wing. He has flown a total of 3810 hours, of which 2300 hours are accident-free on Vampire aircraft. During his tenure at the Fighter Training Wing, he was responsible for the compilation, revision and printing of Briefing Notes, Vampire Emergency Handbook and Syllabus. He has attained A-2 Instructor Category and Master Green Instrument Rating. He has maintained very high professional standard and deep understanding of the pupil­instructor relationship, and has been a source of inspiration to the younger Flying Instructors.

Throughout, Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975