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Wing Commander Madathankandy Valiyalappil Ramachandran

Service No 5845 Branch AE(L)

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Date of Birth: 24 Jan 1925
Date Commissioned 29 Feb 1960 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1975
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Mar 1960
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Fg OffrMadathankandy Valiyalappil Ramachandran5845 TECHAward Date 26 Jan 1963Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

A Transport Squadron was moved to J&K area in May 1960, at a short notice. As the Squadron Engineering Officer, he had to be left behind at the Base to look after the second line servicing there. Flying Officer Madathankandy Valiyavalappil Rama Chandran was called upon to organize and take charge of the complete first line servicing at the new Base. Flying Officer Madathankandy Valiyavalappil Rama Chandran though not very experienced, with limited resources at his disposal had to organize complete first line servicing at the new Base from scratch. He displayed great professional skill, devotion to duty and organizing ability of a high order brining the daily servicing section to a high standard of efficiency in a short period. In spite of shortage of spares and manpower, he by his ingenuity and proper handling of men produced 80 percent of serviceability. Flying Officer Madath ankandy Valiyavalappil Rama Chandran set such a fine example that his men worked without any holidays from 12 to 14 hours a day under extremely difficult operational conditions. Had it not been for the commendable effort on the part of Flying Officer Madathankandy Valiyavalappil Rama Chandran such high serviceability of aircraft would not have been possible, which, in turn would have resulted in the airlift falling behind schedule. Such distinguished service and devotion to duty of a high order is in keeping with the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

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Reference : GoI19630126No06