Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Geoffery Charles Wilks

Service No & Branch 3284 GD(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Nov 1945 Course: 36 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Dec 1951 Completion of Tenure
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : To Air India - k in B77 Cr
Training and Other Courses Attended
105 CFS (Fg Offr) - 13 Oct 1948
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

07 Jan 1947 - Plt OffrNo.7 Squadron Squadron Pilot fm 151OTU
01 Mar 1947 - Fg OffrRAF Station KohatKohat 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrGeoffery Charles Wilks3284 GD(P)Award Date 20 Mar 1948Announced 20 Nov 1950
Details :

Fg. Off. Geoffery Charles Wilks (3284) (since released) rendered meritorious service during Jammu and Kashmir operations by carrying out 70 Operational sorties in close support of our ground troops. His flying was outstanding for its remarkable skill, courage and determination to carry out the tasks allotted to him in complete disregard for his personal safety and thereby set a good example for the other pilots of his Squadron to follow.

For the valuable services rendered by him during Jammu and Kashmir Operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th November 1950 - No.13 - Pres dated 15th November 1950

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
14 Feb 1946Spitfire VIIINH651Plt Offr G E Wilkes
7 SqnA/C overran runway a
14 Feb 1947Spitfire VIIIcNH651Plt Offr G E Wilkes
7 SqnMiranshah - ac tippe
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