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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: Air Cmde Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares, VrC

Operation: 1961 Vijay - Goa Liberation
Date of Award: 06 Dec 1961

Wing Commander Anthony Ignatius Kenneth Suares was commanding officer ofthe Canberra unit operating with the UN forces in the Congo. On 6 December 1961, he and his navigator, Flight Lieutenant Takle, were on an air-to-ground enabling operations strafing sortie against an enemy airfield and other installations in Katanga. These officers carried out the attack despite intense enemy fire from the ground and destroyed the target thus enabling the ground forces to achieve their objective. Anumber ofbullets hit the aircraft. One of them hit the navigator in the thigh and he began to bleed profusely. Disregarding his own safety, Wing Commander Suares set the aircraft on autopilot and rendered first aid to the navigator and helped save his life. 

In doing this wing Commander Suares showed courage in keeping with the highest traditions of the Air Force.

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