Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Iype Kovoor

Service No & Branch 3869 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Apr 1950 Course: 51/52 Course
Service End: Retired on 13 Jul 1976 Compulsorily Retired
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : C-47s Voluntary Ret
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Sqn Ldr : 11 Sep 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970
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

- 30 Jun 1958Flt LtNo.20 SquadronHalwara Flight Commander
01 Jan 1955 - 01 Jan 1957Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
03 May 1971 - 02 May 1972Wg CdrDte Agri AviationDelhi Ops Supervisor (FW)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrIype Kovoor3869 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Iype Kovoor was serving in a Transport Squadron operating in NEFA area in 1962. When the Chinese forces attacked one of the forward posts of the Assam Rifles, our troops had to withdraw and required food and arms urgently. The terrain was unmapped and the weather was wrought and gusty. Despite these hazards, Squadron Leader Kovoor volunteered to air drop the vital supplies to our troops and did so successfully, But for this timely help, they would have been in a difficult situation.

Squadron Leader Kovoor displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.
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