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Group Captain Trevor Joseph Fernandes

Service No & Branch 5287 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Nov 1956 Course: 70 Course
Service End: Retired on 08 Aug 1992 TBD Nick Name : Bull
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 Nov 1957Flt Lt : 30 Nov 1961Sqn Ldr : 30 Nov 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978
Acting Gp Capt : 27 Oct 1980Gp Capt : 22 Apr 1981
Training and Other Courses Attended
10 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1955
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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1970 - 31 Aug 1975Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
06 Mar 1976 - 17 Nov 1977Wg CdrNo.22 SquadronHashimara Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1980 - 01 Mar 1983Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
06 Apr 1983 - 05 Aug 1984Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrTrevor Joseph Fernandes5287 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Trevor Joseph Fernandez has been associated with Gnat aircraft since September 1962. He has over 1,900 hours of accident-free flying experience, including more than 700 hours on the Gnat. During the IndiaPakistan conflict of 1965, he flew a number of operational sorties. He is an experienced Pilot Attack Instructor and has had great success in training pilots of his unit in gunnery. As a result of the excellent training imparted by him the aircrew trained by him secured high places in the Command Gunnery Meets.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Trevor Joseph Fernandez displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty,

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrTrevor Joseph Fernandes5287 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Trevor Joseph Fernandez was the Flight Commander of a Fighter Bomber Squadron. He flew fourteen operations missions in support of our ground forces and was responsible for the destruction of one tank, four vehicles and one enemy gun position He successfully attacked the Sulemanki Head Works scoring direct bomb hits which contributed significantly in halting the enemy Armour. In addition, he also successfully bombed Zaffarwal and Norowal Railway yards and attacked the Radar Unit at Walton.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Trevor Joseph Fernandez displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October, 1972 - No.09 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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