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Air Commodore Bobby Johnson Berry

Service No & Branch 4826 F(P) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1984 Superannuated
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 07 Jul 1977Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
Acting Air Cmde : 30 Sep 1981Air Cmde : 21 Jun 1982
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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

22 Mar 1965 - 05 Nov 1967Sqn LdrNo.104 Helicopter UnitHindon Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1968 - 01 Jan 1969Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
03 Mar 1972 - Wg CdrNo.119 Helicopter UnitGuwahati Commanding Officer
08 Jan 1975 - 02 Apr 1977Wg Cdr30 WingSarsawa (Saharanpur) Station Commander
06 Jan 1982 - Air CmdeDte Agri AviationDelhi Director
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtBobby Johnson Berry4826 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Bobby Johnson has been serving with a Helicopter unit in the Eastern Sector. He has flown a total of 2375 hours, of which more than 500 hours have been on operations on helicopters, He also carried out many sorties on extremely difficult and hazardous missions. He undertook a number of commitments for His Majesty the King of Nepal and earned appreciation. He also successfully performed communication duties from and to Bhutan in difficult conditions.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Bobby Johnson displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967
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