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Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs

Service No & Branch 4668 GD(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jan 1954 Course: 62 Course
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Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
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Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1955
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1973Sqn LdrFighter Training WingHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
01 May 1965 - 30 Jun 1965Sqn LdrNo 1. Jet Training WingHakimpet Flight Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrJohn Frederick Josephs4668 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
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Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1954. He has served as Flight Commander from October, 1963 to August, 1965 and as Chief Flying Instructor from December, 1969 to February, 1974 at Fighter Training Wing. He has flown a total of 3810 hours, of which 2300 hours are accident-free on Vampire aircraft. During his tenure at the Fighter Training Wing, he was responsible for the compilation, revision and printing of Briefing Notes, Vampire Emergency Handbook and Syllabus. He has attained A-2 Instructor Category and Master Green Instrument Rating. He has maintained very high professional standard and deep understanding of the pupil­instructor relationship, and has been a source of inspiration to the younger Flying Instructors.

Throughout, Squadron Leader John Frederick Josephs displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975

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