|Date of Birth:||05 Feb 1934|
|Date Commissioned||06 Nov 1954||Course||64 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 28 Feb 1989|
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|01 Dec 1966 - 01 Dec 1967||Sqn Ldr||No.29 Squadron||Bagdogra||CO|
|01 Mar 1972 - 01 Dec 1972||Wg Cdr||No.45 Squadron||CO|
|13 Mar 1978 - 10 Oct 1980||Gp Capt||Fighter Training Wing||Hakimpet||Cmdt|
|01 Feb 1982 - 01 Dec 1984||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Edwin Godfrey Salins||4796 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.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|