Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Group Captain Abdul Mojahed Morad

Service No & Branch 1569 A&SD (Orig : GD(O))
Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1912 Commissioned: 14 Nov 1939 Course: 1 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 19 Sep 1956 PAF / Died on 31 May 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 May 1941Acting Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 12 Apr 1944
Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "A M Morad"
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
28 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.3 Flight (Coastal Defence)Calcutta 
01 Oct 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road 
 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: by Javed Chaudhuri Note added: 2017-11-12
Group Captain Morad commanded several important locations and departments after Partition. This picture is on the day of the Funeral procession of King Geroge VI. He commanded walton, Lahore, Kohat and was Vice Chief Air Staff ( Admin). In Pre-Partition RIAF he was navigation instructor in Dehra Dun I think to Asghar Khan and Nur Khan. In 1944-45 he was on the Viceroys selection Committee in Lahore.Just for yoou records hi splane also went down in the Bay of bengal during Coastal Defence and he was considered lost at sea with the crew.

He had begun his flying career Sept 10, 1929 but was rejected in the first vatch for the RIAF due to bad eyesight and was accepted in 1939 with corrective lenses as an Observer after he volunteered at th eoutbreak of the war in Melbourne , Australia whefre he was traveling. Your records are incomplete but before joining Coastal Defence he participated in the air relief of Habbaniya as there were very few skilled personnel at that time.

I am impressed by your good work. 'Bapu" Morad is my uncle and father in law and brother to the late Air Commodore Allahdad. A last comment: both their names are given as Abdul in your records. In fact the names are Abul, which was unusual so the clerks may have gotten the names wrong. My own father was a major in IMS in 4t Indian Division and earned mention in despatches at Monte Cassino. His name in the record is Chudry instead of Chaudhri.


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