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Wing Commander Shivcharan Singh Tomar

Service No & Branch 8059 LGS
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 21 Dec 1963 Course: 28 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 06 Aug 1985 Voluntary Retirement
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Sqn LdrShivcharan Singh Tomar8059 LGSAward Date 25 Nov 1976Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Due to unusually heavy rains on 24th and 25th November 1976, low lying areas of Madras city were inundated and a large number of citizens were marooned. On 25th November, 1976 Squadron Leader Shivacharan Singh Tomar of Air Force station Avadi was called upon to assist the civil police in the evacuation of marooned people. In the absence of any other satisfactory arrangement, he used some dinghies as make-shift boats. The extremely limited capacity of dinghies, the difficult conditions due to floods and incessant rains and the handicaps caused by the darkness in the evening did not deter Squadron Leader Tomar from undertaking the rescue operations. He ceaselessly continued the operations throughout day and night on 25th and 26th November 1976 and was able to rescue three hundred and sixty-seven persons.

In these operations, Squadron Leader Shivacharan Singh Tomar displayed great initiative, skill, courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : AFS Avadi
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th April 1978 - No.14 - Pres/78 dated 26th January 1978
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