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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 Anthony Louis mousinho, VrC

Gazette Notification: 15 Pres. 66,1-1-66
Operation: 1965 Riddle
Date of Award: 01 Sep 1965

During the operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Anthony Louis Mousinho, flight commander of an operational fighter reconnaissance squadron, led his section on 11 missions against enemy ground positions and pressed home the attacks with courage and determination against a heavy barrage of enemy fire. He undertook dangerous reconnaissance missions in complete disregard of his personal safety. During one such mission he successfully located a tank train which was subsequently attacked by our aircraft, resulting in 25 Patton tanks being knocked out. 

His exemplary courage and determination inspired the men under his command to a high sense of devotion to duty.

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