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Air Vice Marshal Kundan Lal Sondhi

Service No & Branch 1566 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Dec 1912 Commissioned: 14 Nov 1939 Course: 1 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Jan 1967
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 May 1941Acting Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 01 Sep 1943Sqn Ldr : 15 Jan 1947
Wg Cdr : 15 Aug 1948Acting Gp Capt : 27 Jan 1948Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1953Acting Air Cmde : 28 May 1958
Air Cmde : 05 Oct 1958Acting AVM : 07 Dec 1959AVM : 01 Jan 1963C-in-C : 07 Dec 1959
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Gp Capt

AVM
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 Jul 1941 - Plt OffrNo.3 Flight (Coastal Defence)Calcutta 
04 Aug 1942 - 17 Mar 1943Fg OffrNo.2 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation FlightDeolali Commanding Officer From 353 Sqn, FL 20-10-42
30 Apr 1943 - Flt LtNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road Fm 2AACU
31 Aug 1944 - Flt LtNo.8 Squadron, RIAFSamungli Plt
01 May 1947 - 08 Nov 1947Wg CdrRoyal Indian Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
- Gp CaptRAF Staff CollegeAndover Staff Course
15 Aug 1947 - 01 Aug 1949Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Personnel
15 Jul 1949 - 25 Jan 1950Gp CaptRIAF New DelhiRace Course Station Commander
26 Jan 1950 - 05 Mar 1950Gp CaptAFS New DelhiRace Course Station Commander
07 Mar 1950 - 20 Jul 1951Gp CaptNo.1 Air Force AcademyAmbala Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1952 - 01 Jan 1955Gp CaptHigh Commission of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
01 Jan 1955 - 01 Jan 1958Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
27 May 1958 - 13 Jul 1959Air CmdeLand Air Warfare SchoolSecunderabad Commandant
14 Jul 1959 - 07 Dec 1959Air CmdeSchool of Land and Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
07 Dec 1959 - 28 Dec 1961AVMEastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
06 Jan 1963 - 25 Sep 1963AVMNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Commandant
10 Oct 1964 - 09 Jan 1966AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
05 Mar 1966 - 31 Dec 1966AVMCentral Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
 
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