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Air Vice Marshal Edwin Godfrey Salins

Service No & Branch 4796 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1989 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Flt Lt : 06 Nov 1959Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
Acting Air Cmde : 13 Apr 1981AVM : 03 Nov 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19536 PAI (Fg Offr) - 30 Apr 196025 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1985
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1971Sqn LdrNo.45 SquadronChandigarh Flight Commander
22 May 1966 - 10 May 1967Sqn LdrNo.29 SquadronBagdogra Commanding Officer
11 May 1967 - Sqn LdrPilot Attack Instructors FlightJamnagar Officer in Charge
03 Mar 1972 - 18 Aug 1974Wg CdrNo.45 SquadronChandigarh/ Bareilly Commanding Officer
13 Mar 1978 - 10 Oct 1980Gp CaptFighter Training WingHakimpet Commandant
20 Feb 1982 - 31 Dec 1984Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
20 Dec 1985 - 24 Oct 1986Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Defence)
03 Nov 1986 - 28 Mar 1988AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Intelligence
14 Sep 1987 - No.45 Squadron Commodore Commandant
11 Apr 1988 - 28 Feb 1989AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrEdwin Godfrey Salins4796 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Wing Commander Edwin Godfrey Salins was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1954. Since March, 1972, he has been commanding a Fighter Squadron. He has to his credit a total of 4375 hours of accident-free flying on various types of aircraft, out of which, he had done 3728 hours on single engine jet aircraft. During the IndoPak Conflicts, 1965 and 1971, he displayed exemplary courage and great enthusiasm in accomplishing hazardous missions. In 1972, his Squadron won many championships and trophies and he himself won the Trophy for straffing with an exceptional score.

Throughout, Wing Commander Edwin Godfrey Salins displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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