Awards for TTW


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
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Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn Ldr Joginder Paul Singh 4911 GD(P)Unit : TTW  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 69
Details :

Squadron Leader Joginder Paul Singh is an outstanding officer of the Transport Training Wing and has to his credit 1,670 instructional hours and 1,308 operational flying hours out of a total of 5.800 hours of accident-free flying. His contribution towards improvement in standards of instructional flying is praiseworthy.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Joginder Paul Singh displayed professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969 

Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy 4487 F(P)Unit : TTW  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

Wing Commander Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy has been serving as the Chief Instructor at a Transport Training Wing since November, 1969. On the 1st March, 1971, he was detailed as Captain of an aircraft which was on a special mission to Jaypor Airfield. About two minutes after passing over the town of Rayaguda, Wing Commander Krishnamurthy saw smoke coming from the cowling of the port engine. Oil was also pouring out of the engine. He immediately reduced power on the affected engine and abandoned the climb. He noticed that the reduction of power also reduced the flow of smoke and oil. He thereupon decided to make an emergency landing at Rayaguda landing strip. Despite the defective engine, the difficult approaches and the short length available for the landing run, he made a safe landing, without any damage to the aircraft and its occupants.

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

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt Lt Krishan Adhar Singh Tyagi 8172 F(P)Unit : TTW  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Krishan Adhar Singh Tyagi has been serving with the Transport Training Wing since January, 1969. He has flown more than 3,680 hours, out of which 1,340 hours are on instructional duties. On the 27th February, 1971, he was Captain of an aircraft. During the flight, the port engine failed. The aircraft was fully loaded and even with full power on the starboard engine it gradually lost height. Eventually, when only 4,000 feet above sea level it was able to maintain height but at that height it had to fly in cloud and heavy rain. He diverted to the nearest airfield. In order to do so, he had to fly through bad weather for nearly 45 minutes. At the airport, he carried out a safe landing even though the runway was water-logged due to a heavy downpour. Throughout the emergency, he displayed great presence of mind and excellent airmanship.

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

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