Subedar Richhpal Ram, VC, Indian Airforce

Subedar Richhpal Ram, VC


Subedar Richhpal Singh of the 4th Battalion of 6th Rajputana Rifles won his Victoria Cross posthumously for gallantry in action in fighting in Eritrea on February 7, 8 and 11 in 1941.

Subedar Richlipal Singh, a Jat of Barda Village, Patiala state, won the second VC of 1941. He was 42 at the time of his death on the battlefield. The award was presented to his widow by the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow, on 10th November 1941 in Delhi. General Wavell, C-in-C, was also present.