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Wing Commander Clarence Joseph D'Lima

Service No & Branch 5870 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 09 Feb 1938 Commissioned: 28 May 1960 Course: 77 Course
Service End: Died in Service 04 Nov 1977 (39 Years age) Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 May 1961Flt Lt : 28 May 1965
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195829 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1973
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

01 Dec 1963 - 01 Mar 1970Fg OffrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
01 Mar 1970 - Sqn LdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrClarence Joseph D'Lima5870 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Clarence Joseph D'Lima was posted to Air Headquarters Communication Squadron in December, 1963 and has since flown 3254 hours on various aircraft. On the introduction of an advanced transport aircraft into the Air Force, he was one of the Pilots selected for training abroad and was adjudged exceptional after completion of the training. Prior to his posting to this unit, he had flown 2900 hours, mostly on supply dropping missions over NEFA and Nagaland. He has over 6200 hours of accident-free flying to his credit. He has held the highest category on transport aircraft for the last three years. Besides his flying, he has taken active part in all the other activities of the unit.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Clarence Joseph D'Lima displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : AHQ Comm Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
04 Nov 1977Tupolev-124V-643Wg Cdr Clarence Joseph D'Lima +
Sqn Ldr Cyriac Mathew +
AHQ Comm SCr at Guwahati 5 Ki
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