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Wing Commander Roy Andrew Massey

Service No 8428 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 30 Nov 1943
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 88 Course
Service End Died in Service 28 Nov 1983
Remarks : 22Sqn(71) k MiG23 Cr
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1983 - 28 Nov 1983Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRoy Andrew Massey8428 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

On the 22nd November 1971 at 1450 hours an order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft, which had intruded into our territory near Boyra in West Bengal. Flight Lieutenant Roy Andrew Massey who was leading a formation of four Gnat aircraft proceeded to intercept the enemy. He skillfully positioned his section, got behind one of the Sabre jets and shot it down. His accurate judgment and skillful maneuvering of the formation resulted in the shooting down of two more Sabre jets. After ensuring that no other intruder was in our territory, he brought his formation back safely.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Roy Andrew Massey displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 22 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972