Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 26 Sqn

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 2 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Rajamani Ramamurthy 5614 TECHUnit : No.26 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 71 Announced 26 Jan 71
Details :

Squadron Leader Rajmani Ramamurthy (5614) Technical/Engineering was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1958. After fulfilling some important Engineering appointments in operational units, he was selected for training abroad on a new type of aircraft which was being introduced into the Service.

Currently, Squadron Leader Ramamurthy is serving in an operational Squadron as a Senior Technical Officer. He has been responsible for the initial training of technical personnel and setting up first and second line servicing facilities for the new aircraft. This was a hard task, considering the difficulties associated with the introduction of a new type of aircraft in Squadron service. Squadron Leader Ramamurthy not only succeeded in organizing the aircraft servicing on a planned basis, but was also successful in enhancing the flying effort through increased output from inspection and repair. His personal example and organizing ability have made this possible.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1971 Number: 

Bar to Vishist Seva Medal
WO Manmohan Singh Sodhi 201461 ORUnit : No.26 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

Warrant Officer Manmohan Singh Sodhi was posted to a Fighter Bomber Squadron in January, 1968. He had been working in Daily Servicing Section as well as in Central Repair and Servicing Section. He was responsible for training a large number of engine tradesmen and thereby ensuring a high standard of maintenance. During his employment in Central Repair and Servicing Section, he organised and supervised engine replacement and was responsible for smooth flow of engine change.

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971 as Warrant officer-in-charge Daily Servicing Section he displayed remarkable capacity for sustained and systematic hard work. With his cheerful disposition he inspired his men to work round the clock with high morale and rendered valuable service in maintaining a very high rate of aircraft serviceability.

Warrant Officer Manmohan Singh Sodhi displayed commendable professional skill, dedication to duty, organising ability and inspiring leadership and thereby rendered distinguished service. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1972 Number:66 

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