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Wing Commander George Douglas Clarke

Service No & Branch 3295 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jan 1946 Course: 37 Course
Service End: Retired on 08 Nov 1966 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name : Nobby
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 07 Jan 1947Flt Lt : 07 Jan 1951Sqn Ldr : 11 May 1957Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 PAI (RAAF) (Flt Lt) - 24 Nov 1950
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

03 Mar 1947 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot fm 151OTU
03 Apr 1956 - 14 Feb 1957Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
15 Feb 1957 - 23 Jan 1958Sqn LdrNo.27 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1959 - 30 Sep 1962Sqn LdrPilot Attack Instructors FlightJamnagar Officer in Charge
01 Oct 1962 - Sqn LdrArmament Training WingJamnagar Chief Instructor
15 Nov 1963 - 06 Nov 1965Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
01 Sep 1966 - 08 Nov 1966Wg Cdr1 Air Defence Control CentreAmbala Wg Cdr (Trg)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrGeorge Douglas Clarke3295 GD(P)Award Date 29 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Fg. Off. (Now Sqn. Ldr.) George Douglas Clarke (3295) proved himself as one of the outstanding pilots in the Jammu and Kashmir Operations. He carried out numerous close support sorties with excellent results. His coolness, skill and courage were of the highest order during the Operations.

The officer carried out 75 Operational Sorties totaling about 200 hours mostly in close support of our ground troop. His accurate bombing, rocketry and gunnery inflicted severe damage on enemy positions and often foiled enemy advances.

For the valuable service rendered by him during the Jammu and Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrGeorge Douglas Clarke3295 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
23 Apr 1946Harvard IIBFE603Flt Lt Kelvington
A/Plt Offr G D Clarke
1SFTSAbandoned after engi
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