Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Squadron Leader Boman Rashid Irani

Service No & Branch 6515 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 26 May 1962 Course: 81 Course
Service End: Retired on 06 Aug 1977
Remarks :
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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.

Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtBoman Rashid Irani6515 F(P)Award Date 04 Sep 1970Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

On the 4th September, 1970, Flight Lieutenant Bohman Rashid Irani was leading a three aircraft low level tactical training mission. After completing a turn, his aircraft which was flying at a speed of 900 km per hour was struck by a bird. The impact damaged the front windscreen and the left quarter light, making them opaque. The right quarter light was shattered and Flight Lieutenant Irani was struck on the right side of his face with broken glass and parts of the bird. The injuries caused bleeding and completely obscured the vision of his right eye. Even though he had no forward vision with his right injured eye and the air was rushing in through the right quarter light panel, he kept the aircraft under control and made a safe landing.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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