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Air Commodore Henery Osborne Robey

Service No & Branch 10166 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Mar 1966 Course: 95 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1998 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 13 Mar 1967Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 08 Feb 1989Air Cmde : 18 Apr 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Jul 1979
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Sep 1982 - Sqn LdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur Flight Commander
09 Jul 1984 - 15 Jun 1986Wg CdrNo.8 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
03 Oct 1988 - 28 Apr 1991Gp CaptAFS SuryalankaSuryalanka Station Commander
01 May 1991 - 10 Aug 1993Gp CaptInstitute of Aerospace SafetyAirHQ Commandant
23 Aug 1993 - 09 Apr 1995Gp Capt62 Signal UnitSalua Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptHenery Osborne Robey10166 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Gp Capt Henery Osborne Robey has been posted as the Station Commander, Air Force Station, Suryalanka with effect from 19 Sep 88.

On the night of 09/10 May 90, a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 200kmph hit Air Force Station Suryalanka causing total disruption to communications, power, water supply and damage to Air Force property. In the absence of any civil or Air Force Met establishment at Suryalanka, Gp Capt Robey kept a close watch on the movement of cyclonic storm from TV and Radio transmissions preceding the actual date of occurrence. He geared up the Station to meet the challenge and took advance actions to ensure minimum damage to Air Force property and human life. His actions paid handsome dividends in that there was no loss of life or injury and damage to the property was negligible which could not have been avoided considering the fury of the cyclonic storm. Despite the Station being totally water logged, he reactivated the essential services in the shortest possible time. With his excellent rapport with the P&T and APSEB authorities, he was able to speedily restore electricity and essential telecommunication facilities at the Station.

For his leadership in skillfully managing this disastrous situation and for his dedication of a very high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt HO Robey.

Unit : AFS Suryalanka
Reference : GoI19910126
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