|WO||George Alfred Paddington 6070 TECH||Unit : Air HQ and Comm||Award Date 26 Feb 57||Announced 17 Jul 59|
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Warrant Officer GA Paddington was the Flight Engineer in the crew of twin-engined I. A. F. plane which was conveying the Prime Minister and his party from Mangalore to Raipur on 26th February, 1957. After a flight of about an hour and a quarter Warrant Officer Paddington noticed discrepancies in the readings of the port engine instrument and kept a strict watch on that engine which soon caught fire. He informed the Pilot and took prompt and correct action to extinguish the fire thus contributing to the eventual safe landing of the plane.
Warrant Officer George Alfred Paddington's devotion to duty was thus very praiseworthy.
Originally 10835 Warrant Officer
|Reference:||Gazette of India , 17th July 1959 - No.37 - Pres/59 dated 1st August 1959|