Awardee List for the 42 Wing

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Bethnapudi Nirmal Roy 17659 AE(M)Unit : 42 Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 98 Announced 26 Jan 98
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Squadron Leader B N Roy (17659) AE (M) was commissioned on 30 Aug. 84. Important appointments held by him are Senior Production Engineer at 3 BRD and Chief Engineering Officer at 42 Wing since 17 Jul 95. At 3 BRD he was awarded commendation by AOC-in-C in Aug 93. Although being young in service, his initiative, foresight and deep awareness of professional exigencies have contributed immensely towards efficient functioning of all the maintenance activities of the Station.

Having worked at the Engine Overhaul Division at 3 BRD, the officer has an excellent understanding of TV-3 engines. His meticulous attention to details enabled him to identify nicks on final stage compressor blades and second stage free turbine blades on four engines of helicopters. These engines would have been prematurely withdrawn. However, displaying initiative and excellent professional competence, the officer undertook local repairs on these engines, which subsequently completed their full TBO life, thereby effecting substantial foreign exchange-savings.

The officer has ensured an excellent serviceability and reliability of Mi-17 Helicopters operating at base. The average serviceability for the year 1995-96 was 76.2% and for the year 1996-97 was 79.3%. The officer's contribution towards 128 HU AF, being awarded the best transport/helicopter unit of EAC was significant.

Displaying planning ability of high order, the officer has also ensured a high serviceability of the Mechanical Transport fleet. The average serviceability of specialist and common user vehicles was 88.1% and 89.6% for the last two years. His proper training and guidance to MTD's has ensured no MT accidents during the last two years.

For distinguished service of exceptional order, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Squadron Leader B N Roy.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1998 Number: 

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