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Group Captain Sudhananda Roy

Service No & Branch 2296 F(N)
Date of Birth: 09 Oct 1919 Commissioned: 12 Mar 1943 Course:
Service End: Retired on 05 Oct 1971 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Mar 1944Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1962Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 06 Aug 1955
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

26 Jul 1945 - 01 Aug 1945No.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitAmbala 
09 Dec 1943 - 28 Mar 1944Plt OffrNo.1 Air Gunnery SchoolBairagarh 
12 Apr 1946 - Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur Obs
- Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jun 1959 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Director, Navigation
01 Jul 1965 - 12 Jul 1967Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterBareilly/ Kaluchak Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtSudhananda Roy2296 GD(N)Award Date 15 Feb 1949Announced 26 Jan 1950
Details :

Flight Lieutenant (Now Wing Commander) Sudhananda Roy (2296) carried out 400 hours of flying in Kashmir Operations as a Navigation Leader. He operated on all sectors himself and mostly flew in the leading aircraft. Besides this he undertook all difficult and risky sorties himself. His aircraft was subjected to heavy enemy fire and was damaged many a time but he carried on with calm determination and dauntless spirit. By his high standard of leadership, devotion to duty and dauntless courage, he set a fine example to other Navigators of the Unit. In his capacity as Navigation leader, he led the first sorties to LEH. Thereafter he had to, in view of his experience, undertake most of the other flights when weather conditions made it necessary to employ experienced navigator.

Though the Navigation/Radio aids available in JAMMU and KASHMIR were very poor and the aircraft had to operate over difficult terrain and frequently in extremely treacherous weather, this officer at all times maintained the highest standard a Navigation Leader.

In view of the valuable service rendered by him during the KASHMIR Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 12 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950
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