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Wing Commander Yoginder Prakash

Service No & Branch 8168 F(P)

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Date of Birth: 13 Nov 1942 Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 86 Course
Service End: Died in Service 29 Dec 1982 (40 Years age) Aircraft Loss Chetak at . Cr Gangtok 5
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1962
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 Dec 1970Flt LtNo.110 Helicopter UnitTezpur Flight Commander
27 Oct 1980 - 21 Feb 1982Wg CdrHQ Training Command Communication FlightBangalore Commanding Officer
09 Mar 1982 - 29 Dec 1982Wg CdrNo.142 SSS FlightJamnagar/ Kalaikunda Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrYoginder Prakash8168 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtYoginder Prakash8168 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Yoginder Prakash has been serving in a Helicopter Unit in the Mizo Hills since November 1968. He has about 1,400 hours of operational flying to his credit under difficult flying conditions in hilly terrain. He has shown remarkable initiative and courage both on the ground and in the air. He has successfully carried out numerous special helicopter borne operations. In evacuating casualties from very small helipads, he has displayed great professional skill. His flying career has been accident-free.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Yoginder Prakash displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 11 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtYoginder Prakash8168 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Yoginder Prakash has been serving with a Helicopter Unit in the Eastern Sector since November, 1968. He has a total of 2,639 flying hours to his credit. On the 16th August, 1970, he was detailed on a special mission. Enroute, the engine of his helicopter failed. However, he manoeuvred the helicopter away from hills covered with thick jungle, and landed it in a paddy field. He displayed great professional skill, courage and judgment in handling the emergency.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
29 Dec 1982ChetakWg Cdr Yoginder Prakash +
Fg Offr Shivender Singh +
142 SSS FlCr Gangtok 5 Killed
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