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Squadron Leader Ian Steele Loughran

Service No & Branch 4024 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 03 Jul 1928 Commissioned: 19 Jan 1951 Course: 54 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Dec 1965 Released to Air India Died on 19 Jun 2021 (93 Years age) Nick Name : Locky
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Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952
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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

01 Apr 1959 - Flt LtNo.23 SquadronPoona Flight Commander
17 Oct 1960 - 23 Aug 1962Sqn LdrNo.37 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1965 - 01 Dec 1966Sqn LdrAir India Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtIan Steele Loughran4024 GD(P)Award Date 12 Jan 1960Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details : On 12th January 1960, Flight Lieutenant I S Loughran was authorized to give a screen check in Instrument Flying to another officer. The weather was bad and the cloud base which was at 6000 feet suddenly rose to 20,000 feet. Flight Lieutenant Loughran was told by signal to come down as bad weather was beginning to envelop the aerodrome also. Meanwhile another aircraft above the clouds was in difficulty and was calling for help. Although Flight Lieutenant Loughran had only 60 gallons of fuel left, he asked for permission to go its help and guide its descent. On this being given, Flight Lieutenant Loughran immediately started climbing and continued to do so till he found the other aircraft above 26,000 feet. He then escorted it down in formation with his own craft, and at the time of touching down found that his own fuel had completely finished. By his devotion to duty and calmness, he saved the other aircraft and its pilot at the risk of his own life.
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Reference : Gazette of India 28th January 1961 - No.7 - Pres/61 dated 26th January 1961

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
10 Dec 1952Tempest IIPlt Offr Ian Steele Loughran
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