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Air Vice Marshal Edwin Godfrey Salins

Service No & Branch 4796 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1989
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 13 Apr 1981
AVM : 03 Nov 1986
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
22 May 1966 - 10 May 1967Sqn LdrNo.29 SquadronBagdogra Commanding Officer
03 Mar 1972 - 18 Aug 1974Wg CdrNo.45 SquadronChandigarh/ Bareilly Commanding Officer
13 Mar 1978 - 10 Oct 1980Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet Commandant
20 Feb 1982 - 31 Dec 1984Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Intelligence)
14 Sep 1987 - No.45 Squadron Commodore Commandant
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrEdwin Godfrey Salins4796 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Wing Commander Edwin Godfrey Salins was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1954. Since March, 1972, he has been commanding a Fighter Squadron. He has to his credit a total of 4375 hours of accident-free flying on various types of aircraft, out of which, he had done 3728 hours on single engine jet aircraft. During the IndoPak Conflicts, 1965 and 1971, he displayed exemplary courage and great enthusiasm in accomplishing hazardous missions. In 1972, his Squadron won many championships and trophies and he himself won the Trophy for straffing with an exceptional score.

Throughout, Wing Commander Edwin Godfrey Salins displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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