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Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall

Service No & Branch 4496 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 26 Mar 1932 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1953 Course: 60 Course
Service End: Retired on 21 Oct 1975 Voluntary Retirement Died on 03 Jul 2017 (85 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1958Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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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 Jan 1962 - 01 Jan 1963Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- 01 Dec 1972Wg CdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Chief Instructor
- 01 Dec 1972Wg Cdr17 WingGorakhpur Officer in Charge Flying
- Wg Cdr2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Officer in Charge Flying
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Wg CdrNo.121 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrWalter Henry Marshall4496 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall has been on the strength of Fighter Training Wing since August 1970 and has been holding the appointments of Instructor and Officer-inCharge of Flying. In these capacities he has displayed a very high degree of organising ability and exemplary devotion to duty. He has succeeded in improving the quality of training at Fighter Training Wing. He has been instrumental to a large extent in revising both the Ground and Training Flying Syllabi at the Fighter Training and has taken particular interest in improving the training aids on the Station. He displayed exceptional ability in organising and controlling fly-pasts at various places with precision. During India-Pakistan conflict of December, 1971, he commanded a fighter squadron in the Western Sector. He visited all the nearby bases and prepared contingency plans meticulously. In record time, working round he brought his pilots, who had limited flying during the night to fully operational status for night flying. He was also responsible for making modifications to the available aircraft, which proved very useful during the conflict.

Throughout, Wing Commander Walter Henry Marshall displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973

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