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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: Gp Capt Allan David Alley, VrC

Gazette Notification: 92 Pres/72,27-1-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971 as flight commander of fighter bomber squadron, Squadron Leader Allan David Alley flew 15 operational missions in close support of our ground forces, interdiction and offensive strikes. Between 4 and 6 December, he led strike missions in the Eastern Sector in Saidpur area and destroyed three steamers and four trains. He also extensively damaged three marshalling yards and destroyed four bridges and four enemy bunkers. In the Western Sector, he flew as a deputy leader in a strike mission over Sialkot and Wazirabad marshalling yards. In spite of heavy enemy ground fire, he caused serious damage to the marshalling yards.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Alley displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.

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