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Flight Lieutenant Priya Dev Kaura

Service No 5014 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Aug 1930
Date Commissioned 08 Oct 1955 Course 66 Course
Service End Died in Service 03 Jun 1963
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1961
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtPriya Dev Kaura5014 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Priya Dev Kaura was on his second operational tour in Ladakh are,a after having completed the first one in NEFA. Out of a total of about 1400 hours on air transport operations, he had flown about 1200 hours in Ladakh area. In spite of the hazards of flying over difficult and mountainous terrain, and the fact that the aircraft were being operated to the maximum limits, he always volunteered for these difficult operational missions allotted to his Squadron. During the recent Chinese attack on our northern borders, he flew more than 110 hours in one month.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Kaura set a fine example of courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.