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Air Vice Marshal Peter Eric Gaynor

Service No & Branch 5110 F(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Oct 1935 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course Entry Mode : JSW
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1990 / Died on 15 Mar 2009 Nick Name : Muttonhead
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1977Gp Capt : 18 Sep 1979Acting Air Cmde : 06 Feb 1985Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984
AVM : 01 Jan 1989
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

21 Oct 1980 - 24 Jan 1983Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterNagrota Commanding Officer
22 Sep 1986 - 11 Aug 1988Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 1988 - 30 Nov 1990AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrPeter Eric Gaynor5110 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron Leader Peter Eric Gaynor was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in April, 1956. He has been engaged in Flight Commander's duties in front line fighter Squadrons since 1962. He has a total of 3280 flying hours on jet Fighter aircraft. He took part in the 1961 Goa operations and also in the Indo-Pak Conflicts of 1965 and 1971. On one mission, which he was leading with fighter escorts, the formation was attacked by two F-104 aircraft. He so maneuvered the formation that the escort aircraft were able to shoot down both the attacking aircraft. Due to his extreme devotion to duty his Squadron has completed all its tasks and maintained a high standard of operational readiness.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Peter Eric Gaynor displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
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