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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: Wg Cdr Arnold Sochindranath Williams, VrC

Gazette Notification: 71 Pres. 62,12-11-62
Operation: 1962 Leg Horn
Date of Award: 12 Oct 1962

On 12 October 1962, Squadron Leader Arnold Sochindranath Williams flew several sorties in a helicopter by day and night to evacuate casualties from forward posts in NEFA. Later on 20.0ctober 1962, he was ordered to find out the position prevailing at one of our army posts in the same area which had been subjected to heavy attacks by Chinese invaders. His helicopter was damaged by heavy anti -aircraft fire and developed engine trouble. He was forced to crash-land. He then trekked to the nearest Army post to pass the information.

The courage and devotion to duty displayed by the Squadron Leader Williams in difficult conditions were of a high order.

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