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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: Cdr George Martis, VrC, NM (Bar)

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: Op Savage (Sikkim)
Date of Award: 10 Jan 1972

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander George Martis was the leader of naval force, which operated off the coast of enemy held territories in Bangladesh. He was called upon to operate his unit inside enemy held territory to provide information and damage enemy gunboats and ships in harbours. He led his team into various enemy held ports and managed to supply useful information to the Navy. He was also responsible for causing serious damage to enemy gunboats and ships.

Throughout, Lieutenant Commander Martis displayed gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.

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