Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Roy Andrew Massey

Service No & Branch 8428 F(P)
Date of Birth: 30 Nov 1943 Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 88 Course
Service End: Died in Service 28 Nov 1983 (40 Years age) Aircraft Loss MiG-23 MF at . Cr Tilpat.
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196334 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1978
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 1971 - 01 Jan 1972Flt LtNo.22 SquadronKalaikunda Augmented
- 01 Dec 1982Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flight Commander B Flt
01 Jul 1983 - 28 Nov 1983Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtRoy Andrew Massey8428 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

On the 22nd November 1971 at 1450 hours an order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft, which had intruded into our territory near Boyra in West Bengal. Flight Lieutenant Roy Andrew Massey who was leading a formation of four Gnat aircraft proceeded to intercept the enemy. He skillfully positioned his section, got behind one of the Sabre jets and shot it down. His accurate judgment and skillful maneuvering of the formation resulted in the shooting down of two more Sabre jets. After ensuring that no other intruder was in our territory, he brought his formation back safely.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Roy Andrew Massey displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 22 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
28 Nov 1983MiG-23 MFWg Cdr Roy Andrew Massey +
224 SqnCr Tilpat.Bird hit.
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