Awards for AFFC


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vayu Sena Medal : 2 | Mention in Despatches : 1 |
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn Ldr Satyendra Pal Tyagi 4757 GD(P)Unit : Air Force Flying School  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 66
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Satyendra Pal Tyagi, Flight Commander of an operational squadron, carried out eleven operational sorties in the Rajasthan­Sind sector, out of which six were low-level tactical missions over enemy concentrations. During these missions, he operated at the extreme limits of the aircraft's radius of action, very often under enemy anti-aircraft and light machine gun fire. On one occasion, though his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, he completed his mission successfully. He also few combat patrol sorties at night operating under difficult conditions Squadron Leader Satyendra Pal Tyagi displayed commendable flying skill and devotion to duty.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966 

Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn Ldr Kevin Martin 5074 F(P)Unit : Air Force Flying School  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 73
Details :

Squadron Leader Kevin Martin obtained his Flying Instructor's qualification in December, 1961. Since then he has served as a flying instructor and is curretly serving as the Assistant Chief Instructor at the Air Force Flying College. In his present appointment, he has flown a total of 1470 accident free instructional hours. The significance of this achievement lies in fact that an instructor must leave his pupil to handle controls as far as possible, so that lessons are properly learnt and skill is properly developed.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Kevin Martin displayed professioml skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973 

Mention in Despatches
Wg Cdr Cecil Hugh Lawrence Digby 2988 GD(P)Unit : Air Force Flying School  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 66
Details :
Citation Not Available
Reference: Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966 

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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