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Wing Commander Sidney Basil Noronha

Service No & Branch 1735 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Jan 1919 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1941 Course: 9 Course Entry Mode : IAFVR
Service End: Died in Service 22 Aug 1957 (38 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1953
Training and Other Courses Attended
9 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 11 Aug 1956
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

28 Jun 1942 - 29 Jul 1942Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Madras To 4Sqn
25 Feb 1943 - Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
21 Aug 1943 - Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
28 Feb 1944 - 15 Jan 1945Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron, RIAF To IAFDF
15 Jan 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Fm 6Sqn
10 Apr 1945 - 25 Oct 1945Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF To IAFDF
31 Oct 1945 - Fg OffrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat Fm 7Sqn
01 Dec 1946 - 24 Dec 1946Flt LtRAF Station KohatKohat To Ambala
18 Jun 1947 - Sqn LdrNo.7 Squadron, RIAF Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1947 - 01 Feb 1948Sqn LdrNo.7 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
29 Mar 1950 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDPO
12 Oct 1952 - 05 Oct 1955Wg CdrArmament Training WingJamnagar Station Commander
08 Oct 1956 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Maha Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrSidney Basil Noronha1735 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1950Announced 26 Jan 1950
Details :

By completing more than 37 operational sorties over enemy’s strong holds in close support of the Indian Army, Wing Commander Norohna has been showing outstanding gallantry. He carried out his Squadron’s offensive role with maximum success in the face of adverse conditions.

He has been an outstanding leader both in air and on ground. His brilliant leadership, fearless determination and unswerving devotion to duty have set an inspiring example to all under his command.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Notification No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 5

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
24 Mar 1943Lysander IIP1675Plt Offr S B Noronha
4 SqnHyd Sind - Crashed a
21 Aug 1943Audax (India)K4850Fg Offr S B Noronha
3 Sqn3s Cr in FL Razmak 2
08 Nov 1943HurricaneAG138Fg Offr S B Noronha
151OTUuc failed to lock do
03 Mar 1945TigermothT6921Fg Offr S B Noronha
IAFDFAccident while landi
10 Dec 1947Tempest IISqn Ldr Sidney Basil Noronha
7 SqnBaled out after dama
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