|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||28 May 1960||Course||77 Course|
|Service End||Died in Service 04 Nov 1977|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Clarence Joseph D'Lima||5870 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 : Air HQ and Comm|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|04 Nov 1977||Tupolev-124||V-643||Wg Cdr C J Lima*|
Sqn Ldr Cyriac Mathew*
|HQ||Cr at Guwahati 5 Killed Tekalgaon village|