Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Gerald Bertram Cabral

Service No & Branch 3308 GD(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 25 Feb 1946 Course: 38 Course
Service End: Died in Service 01 Dec 1951 Aircraft Accident Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 25 Aug 1946Fg Offr : 25 Feb 1947
Training and Other Courses Attended
108 CFS (Fg Offr) - 01 May 1949
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

16 Jun 1947 - Acting Plt OffrNo.10 Squadron Squadron Pilot Fm RAF Ambala
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrGerald Bertram Cabral3308 GD(P)Award Date 19 Jan 1949Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

During his operational tour, this officer was shot down twice. On the first occasion, he successfully forced landed in Pooch.

He came back to the Squadron and carried on undaunted. He was again shot down over Tithwal and by his cool courage and resource walked out of “NO MAN’S LAND” after being heavily shelled. He continued to carry out his normal flying duties, undeterred by previous mishaps, thereby setting an outstanding example in high morale to the rest of the unit.

This officer has shown commendable devotion to duty. This determination and courage in carrying on with operational flying after being shot down twice and walking back to our lines on one of these occasions under enemy shell fire set a fine example to all others to follow.

Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Dec 1951Tigermoth DH-82Flt Lt Gerald Bertram Cabral +
Flt Cdt S D Ghaisad +
1 AFACr at Glass Factory
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