Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Billavara Kanthappa Ramakrishna

Service No & Branch 8143 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 86 Course
Service End: Retired on 11 Jun 1983 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 1983
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 Jul 1981 - 12 Jan 1983Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrBillavara Kanthappa Ramakrishna8143 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

A severe cyclone hit Jamnagar from the evening of till the early hours of 23 Oct 75 during which the wind went upto 180 km/hr. Squadron Leader Ramakrishna was officiating as Chief Operation Officer, right from the tine of receiving the initial warning personally supervised picketing of aircraft and himself got down the task along with various parties. During the hours of heavy gale, rain and darkness the officer went round from aircraft to aircraft and continued his supervision by walking in knee deep water in total darkness. The Officer's supervision of and guidance to gale parties was instrumental in saving a number of aircraft.

Unit : ATW
Reference : GoI19760126
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