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Squadron Leader Tinnam Narayan Venkataraman

Service No & Branch 5133 ENG
Date of Birth: 10 Apr 1913 Commissioned: 24 Feb 1956 Course: 1 EROC Course
Service End: Retired on 03 Dec 1965 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Enrolled WW2
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 24 Feb 1960
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrTinnam Narayan Venkataraman5133 ENGAward Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron leader Tinnam Narayan Ventkataraman has been in the command of a Repair and Salvage Unit since March, 1964. During the operations against Pakistan it was his responsibility to deploy repair parties, equipment and material to all wings and stations under Headquarters Western Air Command to undertake Cat 'A', Cat 'AC', and Cat 'B' patch repairs of aircraft damaged due to enemy action and flying accidents. The resources at his disposal although augmented somewhat for the operations, were by no means adequate. From these he organized parties for all wings constantly shifting personnel and equipment according to requirements. He visited every station to ensure that repair work was progressing satisfactorily. On many occasions he personally directed and supervised more difficult jobs these demanded tremendous resourcefulness and an untiring effort. His devotion to duty and courage was of such a high order that he always rushed to the place where his services were most required thus inspiring his men to efforts beyond the call of normal duty. The fact that in all his busy days, he never neglected the welfare of his men is further evidence of the outstanding manner in which he acquitted himself as their Commanding Officer. He kept his men constantly informed regarding the well being of their families thus relieving them of worries than can be natural under such circumstances.

The average repair time of damaged aircraft during operations was half a day, an out standing achievement by all standards, Squadron Leader Venkataraman's professional skill, ingenuity, leadership and above all his concern for the welfare of his men were mainly responsible for this outstanding achievement.

Unit : 41 R&SU
Reference : GoI19660126No20
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