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Wing Commander Suresh Chandra Bhakey

Service No & Branch 5107 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 01 Apr 1956 Course: 68 Course
Service End: Retired on 18 May 1979 Voluntary Retirement Died on 24 Jun 2013 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1957Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1961Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1977
Training and Other Courses Attended
9 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1954
Badges Qualified
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Bhakey5107 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details : Flight Lieutenant Suresh Chandra Bhakay has been employed in a logistical air support squadron in NEFA and Nagaland since April 1962. He has flown more than 1500 hours on single engine aircraft and has made 575 landings at advanced landing grounds, mostly situated I hilly terrain where flying hazards were aggravated by strong cross winds and generally unfavourable weather conditions. On several occasions, he was called upon to undertake on an average five hours of flying per day for months together. Flight Lieutenant Bhakay has carried out the tasks assigned to him in an admirable manner and has displayed commendable courage and professional skill.
Unit : 59 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 26th January 1963 - No. 10-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963
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