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Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
- Karl von Clausewitz

What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Mahavir Chakra (MVC)
Awardee: AVM Cecil Vivian Parker, MVC, VM (retd)

Gazette Notification: 20 Pres/72,12-2-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 17 Dec 1971

Wing Commander C. V. Parker, the officer commanding of a fighter-bomber squadron, led many deep penetration missions into enemy-held territory attacking strongly defended targets. While returning from one such mission his formation was attacked by enemy Sabre aircraft. In the ensuing fight, Wing Commander Parker shot one Sabre and heavily damaged another. In another mission, Wing Commander Parker attacked the enemy oil refinery at Attock in the face of intense anti-aircraft and small arms fire and caused serious damage to it.

Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Parker displayed conspicuous gallantry and outstanding leadership.

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