Wg Cdr Sidney Basil Noronha, Indian Airforce

Wg Cdr Sidney Basil Noronha, MVC

Wg Cdr Noronha completed more than 37 operational sorties over the enemy's strongholds in close support of the Army during the Kashmir operations of 1948. He carried out the 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.