Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin

Service No & Branch 4798 F(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Dec 1933 Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 09 Mar 1972 Released to Air India Died on 12 Jun 2021 (88 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955
Training and Other Courses Attended
26 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Nov 1970
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrVivian Christopher Goodwin4798 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin is serving as Flight Commander in an operational squadron. He has flown 1,350 hours on type. He took part in the Goa operations, the Congo operations and the 1965 conflict with Pakistan. On 29th November 1968, he took off on a cross-country flight. A few minutes after take-off, he lost aileron control due to a fire in the starboard wing. Even though the nature of the emergency warranted abandoning the aircraft, he brought it safely to base. While doing so, he avoided flying over populated areas, even though this prolonged the flight and greatly increased the danger to him personally.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Vivian Christopher Goodwin displayed courage and professional skill.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970

Articles from Main Site

Combat Diary Of A Tusker by Captain (Squadron Leader) V C Goodwin -

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