Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Latest Indian Issue -- Major General Dewan Misri Chand

Major General Dewan Misri Chand was born on October 11, 1907 at Dehradun. He received his early education at Prince of Wales Military School, Dehradun and Royal Military College, Sandhurst (UK). He distinguished himself at Sandhurst, and received a King’s Commission into Royal Indian Army in 1927.
Whilst seeing active service in the Mohmand (NWFP) conflict, he took to flying in bi-planes the British had pressed into service, and was among the few early Indian to obtain a Flying Licence. In 1933, he won the Amateur Flying Trophy in India, and held the trophy for a record 17 years.
In 1934, he participated in the National Air Rally in USA.During his extensive world travel, he aws always received as the “Indian Flying Ace”.
Maj. Gen. Dewan Misri Chand passed away on March 13th, 1970.

Date Of Issuer:-22.10.2009.

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