Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Desmond Joseph D'Silva

Service No & Branch 5269 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1937 Commissioned: 30 Nov 1956 Course: 70 Course
Service End: Died in Service 09 Feb 1965
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 30 Nov 1961
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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.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
09 Feb 1965Hunter F56Flt Lt Desmond Joseph D'Silva +
27 SqnIn Memoriam

Additional Notes

Remarks: Obituary Note added: 2018-06-25
IAF officer, fighter pilot and flying instructor. Awarded the President's Sword of Honour; stationed in Assam, Madras, Jodhpur, UK and Halwara. He was killed in an air crash in Punjab

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