Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin

Service No 4798 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 09 Mar 1972
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrVivian Christopher Goodwin4798 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin is serving as Flight Commander in an operational squadron. He has flown 1,350 hours on type. He took part in the Goa operations, the Congo operations and the 1965 conflict with Pakistan. On 29th November 1968, he took off on a cross-country flight. A few minutes after take-off, he lost aileron control due to a fire in the starboard wing. Even though the nature of the emergency warranted abandoning the aircraft, he brought it safely to base. While doing so, he avoided flying over populated areas, even though this prolonged the flight and greatly increased the danger to him personally.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin displayed courage and professional skill.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
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