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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.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Sqn Ldr Hamir Singh Mangat, VrC

Gazette Notification: 133 Pres/65, 22-9-65
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1965

During the operations against Pakistan, Flight Lieutenant Hamir Singh Mangat, navigator in an operational bomber squadron, successfully navigated by day and night a number of leader and marker aircraft on hazardous offensive and tactical close support missions deep into enemy territory. Despite intense enemy fire and grave danger to his personal safety, he stuck to his task with cool courage and firm determination and accurately navigated the aircraft to their targets to carry out their vital missions.

Throughout the operations, Flight Lieutenant Mangat displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

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