Sqn Ldr Roy Andrew Massey, Vr.C, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Roy Andrew Massey, Vr.C


On 22nd November 1971, an order was given to intercept four Pakistani aircraft which had intruded into our territory near Boyra in West Bengal.

Flt Lt Roy Andrew Massey, who was leading a formation of four Gnat aircraft, proceeded to intercept the enemy. He skilfully positioned his section, got behind one of the Sabre jets and shot it down. His accurate judgement and skilful manoeuvring of the formation resulted in the shooting down of two more Sabre jets.

In this action, Flt Lt Massey displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.