Awards for 6 Squadron


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Distinguished Service Order : 1 | Distinguished Flying Cross : 2 |
Distinguished Service Order
Sqn Ldr   Mehar Singh 1559 GD(P)Unit : No.6 Squadron, RIAF  Award Date Announced 28 Mar 44
Details : Sqn Ldr Mehar Singh, DSO. IND/1559 : This officer has completed a very large number of operations, and has displayed great skill, courage and determination. He is a most inspiring leader, whose example has been reflected in the fine fighting spirit of the squadron. This officer has rendered most valuable service.
Reference: London Gazette 36443 dated 24 March 1944. Page 1443 (Courtesy Hugh Halliday) 

Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr David Gordon Bhore 1637 GD(P)Unit : No.6 Squadron, RIAF  Award Date Announced 01 Aug 44
Details : This officer has completed many sorties, achieving some excellent photographic work. On two occasions he has been forced to return to base through attacks by enemy fighters, but immediately the enemy had been driven off he returned to complete his operation. Throughout all his operations he has shown great determination to get through to his target and owing to his thoroughness, has brought back valuable information for the army units.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9633 has citation drafted when he had flown 113 sorties (151 operational hours) as pilot.

Reference: London Gazette published on the 11 August 1944 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday) 

Distinguished Flying Cross
Flt Lt Jagdish Chandra Verma 1646 GD(P)Unit : No.6 Squadron, RIAF  Award Date Announced 01 Aug 44
Details : During a short period, this officer has completed a large number of operational missions, showing great courage and coolness. On one occasion his aircraft was badly damaged by enemy machine gun fire. Flying Officer Varma displayed outstanding skill and presence of mind in flying the aircraft safely to base. In February 1944, he was engaged in combat with two enemy fighters and attacked them successfully, damaging one and causing the other to break off the attack. He has always shown a keen desire to engage the enemy and has set a fine example to other officers.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9633 has citation drafted when he had flown 109 sorties (133 operational hours) as a pilot.

Reference: London Gazette published on the 11 August 1944 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday) 

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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