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Group Captain Somendra Kumar Roy

Service No & Branch 4032 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Jan 1951 Course: 54 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1979 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952Flt Lt : 19 Jan 1956Sqn Ldr : 19 Jan 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 29 Dec 1972Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975
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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 Oct 1951 - 01 Mar 1963Plt OffrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
01 Aug 1955 - Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
- Wg Cdr10 WingJorhat Officer in Charge Flying
05 Aug 1969 - 30 Jul 1972Wg Cdr8 Care and Maintenance UnitBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc Station Commander
05 Aug 1969 - 30 Jul 1972Wg CdrNo.11 SquadronBakshi Ka Talab  Commanding Officer
31 Jul 1972 - 28 Feb 1973Gp CaptAFS KumbhigramKumbhigram Station Commander
01 Mar 1973 - 02 Sep 1974Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrSomendra Kumar Roy4032 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971 Wing Commander Somendra Kumar Roy was commanding a Transport Squadron. He was the Force Commander of his squadron aircraft that took part in the airborne operation on the 11th December, 1971. He planned and organised the operation and led his force with cool courage and earned out the airborne operation with great success.

In this action, Wing Commander Somendra Kumar Roy displayed courage, leadership and professional skill.

Unit : 11 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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