Awardee List for the Air Delivery Flight

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vayu Sena Medal : 1 |
Vayu Sena Medal
Sgt Rathnasabhapathy Kanniah 217249 ORUnit : Air Delivery Flight  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Sergeant Rathinasabapathy Kanniah served with the Air Delivery Flight that airlifted vitally needed spares from different equipment depots to forward air bases. Inspite of the fact that he had to fly for long hours daily most of the time landing late at night, he was always cheerful and was a source of inspiration to the other crew members. It was largely due to him that the tasks assigned to the Air Delivery Flight were successfully completed.

Throughout, Sergeant Rathinasabapathy Kanniah displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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