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Air Marshal Aspy Merwan Engineer

Service No & Branch 1554 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Dec 1912 Commissioned: 15 Jul 1933 Course: 1Cranwell Course Entry Mode : Cranwell
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1964 / Died on 01 May 2002 Nick Name : Aspy
Remarks : Took leave last 4 monts of tenure as Air Chief
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Jan 1935Flt Lt : 15 Jan 1940Sqn Ldr : 30 Apr 1943Wg Cdr : 02 May 1947
Acting Gp Capt : 02 Nov 1946Acting Air Cmde : 15 Aug 1947Air Cmde : 15 Aug 1948AVM : 01 Oct 1954
Acting Air Marshal : 23 May 1959Air Marshal : 01 Dec 1960
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1934 - 10 May 1941Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFDrigh Road To 2Sqn
10 May 1941 - 10 May 1941Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Adj Fm 1Sqn
10 Jun 1941 - Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFMiranshah Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1941 - 26 Oct 1942Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronPeshawar Commanding Officer
15 Dec 1944 - 07 Mar 1946Wg CdrRAF Station KohatKohat To RAFStaffColl Bracknell
15 Aug 1947 - 27 Sep 1948Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
28 Sep 1948 - 21 Jul 1949Air CmdeNo 1 Operational Group (WAC)Delhi Air Officer Commanding
22 Jul 1949 - 11 Dec 1950Air CmdeOperational CommandDelhi Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 1951 - 30 Sep 1951Air CmdeImperial Defence CollegeLondon, UK Staff Course
07 Oct 1951 - 16 Dec 1952Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Technical & Equipment Services
17 Dec 1952 - 30 Apr 1958AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 May 1958 - 30 Nov 1960Air MarshalHALBangalore MD
01 Dec 1960 - 31 Jul 1964Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Chief of Air Staff
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Mentioned in Dispatches
Fg OffrAspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)Award Date 21 Dec 1937Announced 21 Dec 1937
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference :
Distinguished Flying Cross
Sqn LdrAspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)Award Date Announced 10 Nov 1942
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference :
Mentioned in Dispatches
Sqn LdrAspy Merwan Engineer1554 GD(P)Award Date 01 Jan 1943Announced 01 Jan 1943
Details : Air Gunner
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : London Gazette 35825 pub 15 Dec 1942

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
20 Feb 1933A W SiskinJ7176Plt Cdt Aspy Merwan Engineer
CranwellAc caught fire durin
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