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Wing Commander Krishna Gopal Pillai

Service No & Branch 2018 A&SD (Orig : EQPT)

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Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1918 Commissioned: 10 Oct 1942 Course: Entry Mode : Airmen
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Fg Offr : 10 Oct 1943Sqn Ldr : 10 Oct 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1965
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Jan 1959Sqn LdrAFS Jalahalli 
02 Jan 1959 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKrishna Gopal Pillai2018 A&SDAward Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
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Wing Commander Gopal took over the station equipment section at one of the operational wings in May, 1964. This section was then considered to be the weakest link in the efficient functioning of the station.

Within a few weeks, Wing Commander Krishna Gopal Pillai reorganized the section on a more rational basis thereby almost doubling the output. Under his firm and efficient supervision and expert guidance, the Station Equipment Section became one of the most efficient sections on the station within a few months time. The varied demands of the squadrons based at this operational wing were promptly met. The resultant increase in aircraft serviceability was the result of the efficient working of the equipment section. The operational preparedness of the units based at this Wing during the trying periods of hostilities against Pakistan in 1965, was due entirely to the personal contribution of Wing Commander Krishna Gopal Pillai and the efficient manner in which he carried out the reorganization of his section. In addition to his basic duties as the senior Equipment Officer, he cheerfully volunteered for many other secondary duties and carried them out to the utmost satisfaction of the station commander.

His capacity for hard work, organizing ability and unflattering devotion to duty were a source of inspiration not only to the personnel serving under him, but even to others who came in contact with him. Unfortunately, this dedicated officer died in June, 1966.

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Reference : GoI19670126
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