Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Flight Lieutenant George Alfred Paddington

Service No 6070 Branch ENG

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Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 24 Apr 1961 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1969
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 24 Apr 1961
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Shaurya Chakra
WOGeorge Alfred Paddington6070 TECHAward Date 26 Feb 1957Announced 17 Jul 1959
Details :

Warrant Officer GA Paddington was the Flight Engineer in the crew of twin-engined I. A. F. plane which was conveying the Prime Minister and his party from Mangalore to Raipur on 26th February, 1957. After a flight of about an hour and a quarter Warrant Officer Paddington noticed discrepancies in the readings of the port engine instrument and kept a strict watch on that engine which soon caught fire. He informed the Pilot and took prompt and correct action to extinguish the fire thus contributing to the eventual safe landing of the plane.

Warrant Officer George Alfred Paddington's devotion to duty was thus very praiseworthy.

Originally 10835 Warrant Officer

Unit : Air HQ and Comm
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th July 1959 - No.37 - Pres/59 dated 1st August 1959
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