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Squadron Leader Hilton Noel Byrne

Service No & Branch 5046 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956 Course: 67 Course
Service End: Retired on 16 Jan 1969 Resigned Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Jan 1957Flt Lt : 14 Jan 1961Sqn Ldr : 14 Jan 1967
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Aug 1966 - 31 Dec 1968Sqn LdrLogistics Support Training UnitAllahabad Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1969 - 15 Jan 1969Sqn LdrHelicopter Training SchoolJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtHilton Noel Byrne5046 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Flight Lieutenant Byrne has been Flight Commander of a Helicopter Unit operating in NEFA since September 1962. He has flown more than 10(10 hours in less than 2 years in this area and has made about 750 landings at helipads in difficult mountainous terrain. He has fulfilled different assignments including conveying of troops and equipment) trial landings at new helipads and screening junior pilots in difficult and unfamiliar terrain and in adverse weather conditions. He has also carried out trials and assessed the operational capability of MI-4 Helicopter. This included troops assault, supply dropping, carrying of external loads and deplaning troops by ropes etc. Flight Lieutenant Hilton Noel Byrne has displayed courage, determination and a high degree of professional skill.
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Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.
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