Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 114 HU


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 3 |
Vishist Seva Medal
MWO Mavilakandy Narayanan 20742 ORUnit : No.114 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
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Master Warrant Officer Mavilakandy Narayanan was enrolled in the Indian Air Force on 15th May 1943. During his 25 years of unblemished service record as a Clk G.D. he has with distinction served in numerous appointments in the various formations of the Air Force, the noteable amongst them are Assistant Adjutant at Air Force Station Tambaram, O i/c P-3 Headquarters Maintenance Command, Org IV in Headquarters Training Command, M.W.O I/c Personnel-I Headquarters Western Air Command, in which appointment he is serving at present. He has also to his credit an unusually long tenure of two years and 3 months at a Tactical Air Centre, which he most cheerfully completed in spite of the adverse and exacting climatic conditions.

All through his 25 years of service, Master Warrant Officer Narayanan has worked with commendable energy and perseverance, setting a very high standard of efficiency as a Clk G.D. A M.W.O. of outstanding ability who by his unflagging zeal, helpful spirit understanding and integrity has set a fine example to the airmen working under him. By unremitting care and energizing his men to the utmost effort he has always ensured a very high standard of efficiency. In his long years of service he has never spared himself or those placed under him in a determined effort to fulfill the task entrusted to him.

M.W.O. Narayanan's skill and effort as a Clk G.D., his administrative ability, energy, drive and devotion to duty have always been a source of inspiration to the airmen working under him.

Master Warrant Officer Mavilakandy Narayanan has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1969 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Cpl Sanwar Mal 765828 ORUnit : No.114 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 00 Announced 26 Jan 00
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765828 Corporal SANWAR MAL Engine Fitter

765828 Corporal Sanwar Mal Eng/Fit is on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit in the Northern Sector with effect from 26 Jul 97.

On 26 Mar 98, one helicopter experienced engine flame out at Sonam helipad. Cpl Sanwar Mal was in the team of gritty technicians who carried out the daunting and herculean task of the first ever engine change at the highest helipad in the world. Subsequently, the unit was tasked by Air HQ to retrieve the engine and Cpl Sanwar Mal was detailed as the leader of the two-member team with the imposing task of dismantling the engine for it to be flown back.

The mission required him to undergo the strenuous Siachen Battle School Course, which he did with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. After the successful completion of the Course, he duly took on the challenge of reaching the destination by the land route which required night halt at various glacier posts for acclimatisation. During his stay at the shell prone Khanda post Cpl Sarwar Mal maintained his composure and exhibited a high level of maturity which boosted the morale of his junior partner.

At Sonam, braving the inclement weather, problems due to insufficient oxygen and disregarding the threat to his life due to heavy enemy fire, Cpl Sanwar Mal displaying the qualities of a great soldier accomplished the task assigned to him in record time. The first Indian Air Force personnel to spend four nights at the highest helipad in the world, Cpl Sanwar Mal was evacuated after the initial symptoms of HAPO.

For his unflinching devotion to duty and for rendering distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Cpl Sanwar Mal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2000 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Cpl Sarvesh Kumar 766642 ORUnit : No.114 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 00 Announced 26 Jan 00
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766642 Corporal Sarvesh Kumar Eng/Fit is on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit, in the Northern Sector since 22 Jan 98.

Helicopters of the unit are operating continuously on the extremes of their flight envelope resulting in heavy structural loads to frequent aero engine snags. Cpl Sarvesh with his sound professional knowledge and keen sense of involvement has contributed immensely in maintaining a high aircraft serviceability in the unit.

On 26 Mar 98, a helicopter experienced engine flame out at Sonam helipad and successful engine change was carried out subsequently. The unit was tasked by Air HQ to retrieve the engine for further investigation. Cpl Sarvesh was detailed as a member of the two man team with the gigantic task of dismantling the engine at Sonam for it to be flown back.

Showing keen interest, Cpl Sarvesh successfully completed the tough Siachen Battle School Course before he could be inducted into the Glacier via the land route which involved night halts at several posts including the shell prone Khanda post.

Displaying nerves of steel and maintaining his composure at all times, Cpl Sarvesh is one of the two first IAF personnel to spend four nights at Sonam, the highest operational helipad in the world. His untiring efforts and valuable assistance to his senior partner enabled them to complete the imposing task despite sub-zero temperature, lack of oxygen and threat to life due to enemy fire.

For his unflinching devotion to duty and for having rendered distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Cpl Sarvesh Kumar.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2000 Number: 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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