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Wing Commander Ram Kumar Sinha

Service No & Branch 4974 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Oct 1955 Course: 66 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Feb 1978 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 08 Oct 1956Flt Lt : 08 Oct 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975
Training and Other Courses Attended
7 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1953
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Jan 1966 - 12 Jan 1969Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitSrinagar Commanding Officer
06 Jan 1972 - 02 Jun 1972Sqn LdrNo.103 FlightGuwahati Commanding Officer
03 Jun 1972 - 20 Jan 1974Sqn LdrHQ Eastern Command Communication FlightGuwahati Commanding Officer
08 Dec 1975 - 09 Oct 1977Wg CdrDte Agri AviationDelhi Ops Supervisor (RW)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRam Kumar Sinha4974 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Squadron Leader Ram Kumar Sinha has served three tenures in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and NEFA. As a transport pilot, he completed over 1,000 hours of flying in fixed wing transport aircraft. During the Chinese aggression in 1962 and India-Pakistan conflict of 1965 he evacuated over 700 casualties from forward posts. For this, he made over 2,000 landings on unprepared areas In difficult terrain. He has carried out numerous proving and evaluation flights to new helipads. He has frequently been called upon to render service in aid to civil authorities. He flew many sorties carrying medical supplies and food and water for the marooned people after the cyclone at Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi. On another occasion, disregarding his personal safety he evacuated a seriously ill mechanic of the Posts and Telegraphs Department by helicopter and thus saved his life.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ram Kumar Sinha displayed courage and devotion to duty in the best tradition s' of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
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