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Squadron Leader Cavas Kekashroo Panthaky

Service No & Branch 6890 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 10 Dec 1978 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964
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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

- 12 Jun 1972Flt LtNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1974 - 01 Feb 1976Sqn LdrNo.115 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrCavas Kekashroo Panthaky6890 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Cavas Kekhasroo Panthalty was placed in charge of a helicopter detachment for Flood Relief Operations in Patna area. He himself flew 60 sorties involving 2x hours of flying in a short period of 5 days and air dropped 16 tonnes of food supplies over the marooned houses. He inspired the other pilots by his personal example and this kept the much needed vital supply operations going. In these operations, Squadron Leader Cavas Kekhasroo Panthaky displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
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