Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 3 Sqn


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 3 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Plt Offr Alex Puthenveede Mammen 6800 ENGUnit : No.3 Squadron  Award Date 01 Jan 66 Announced 01 Jan 66
Details :

Pilot Officer Alex Puthenveede Mammen has been serving as a technical Engineering officer with a fighter Squadron. When the present hostilities started with Pakistan, this officer was faced with a difficult task of maintaining serviceability of the aircraft of his Squadron to the maximum, in spite of shortage of technical manpower, ground equipment and spare parts. Plt Offr Mammen worked many long hours during the critical period and ensured maximum serviceability. This young officer with his zeal, determination and single-minded devotion to duty was a source of inspiration to all the personnel working under him. But for his efforts, the heavy commitment that the Squadron had to face would not have been possible.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 01 Jan 1966 Number:17 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sgt Dilip Kumar Mukerjee 400206 ORUnit : No.3 Squadron  Award Date 01 Jan 66 Announced 01 Jan 66
Details :

Sergeant Dilip Kumar Mukerjee, F.II.E was on the posted strength of one of the fighter squadrons operating in the western sector when the present conflict with Pakistan started. During this period the operational com mitments of the squadron increased extensively and to ensure cent percent serviceability, he worked on the aircraft ceaselessly for long hours. His zeal, determination and single-minded devotion to duty was a source of inspiration to all airmen. His supervision of the technicians working under him earned him respect from all. But for his efforts, the heavy commitments the squadron was called up to undertake, would not have been possible.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 01 Jan 1966 Number:17 

Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Sgt Seetharaman Ayyaswamy 204006 ORUnit : No.3 Squadron  Award Date 01 Jan 66 Announced 01 Jan 66
Details :

Flight Sergeant Seetharaman Ayyaswamy was posted to one of the fighter squadrons operating in the western sector when the present operations started against Pakistan. At the outbreak of hostilities the squadron was faced with heavy operational commitments and to meet this commitment it was essential that high rate of serviceability of aircraft was maintained. During these critical days Flight Sergeant Ayyaswamy displayed high organizational ability, technical skill and great devotion to duty. He has worked round the clock with complete disregard to personal safety or comfort to ensure serviceability of the aircraft of his squadron. By his untiring efforts and inspiring leadership he has encourage his men to work to the maximum capacity.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 01 Jan 1966 Number:17 

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