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Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh

Service No 1577 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Apr 1919
Date Commissioned 23 Dec 1939 Course 1Cranwell Course
Service End Retired on 15 Jul 1969 / Died on 16 Sep 2017
Remarks : MIAF Rank 2002
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Mar 1940 - 08 Aug 1941Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAF 
09 Aug 1941 - 12 Feb 1942Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFMiranshah To RAF DumDum
15 May 1942 - 02 Sep 1943Flt LtNo.1 Squadron, RIAFTrichinopoly Fm 223Group To AirHQ on 1944-12-15 (As S/L)
03 Sep 1943 - 15 Dec 1944Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronKohat CO
18 Feb 1945 - 11 Sep 1945Wg CdrIndian Air Force Display FlightKohat OC
01 Jun 1945 - Wg CdrRAF Staff CollegeBracknell, UK Staff Course
01 Jan 1947 - 15 Apr 1947Wg CdrRAF Station KohatKohat 
16 Aug 1947 - 15 Aug 1948Gp CaptAdvance Flying School (India)Ambala CO
16 Aug 1948 - 11 Dec 1950Gp CaptAir HQDelhi Dir(Trg)
16 Aug 1948 - 11 Dec 1950Gp CaptAHQDelhi Director (Trg)
12 Dec 1950 - 11 Dec 1952Air CmdeOperations Command (WAC)Delhi AOC
12 Dec 1952 - 08 Dec 1955Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi AOC (P&O)
08 Dec 1955 - 30 Apr 1958Air CmdeOperations Command (WAC)Delhi AOC
01 May 1958 - 18 Dec 1959AVMOperations Command (WAC)Delhi AOC-in-C
01 Jan 1960 - 01 Dec 1960AVMIDCUK Staff Course Imperial Defence College, UK
01 Jan 1960 - 01 Dec 1960AVMImperial Defence CollegeUK Staff Course
01 Jan 1961 - 31 Dec 1962AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi AOA
01 Jan 1963 - 04 Aug 1963AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
05 Aug 1963 - 31 Jul 1964AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
01 Aug 1964 - 14 Jan 1966Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
15 Jan 1966 - 15 Jul 1969Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Distinguished Flying Cross
Sqn LdrArjan Singh1577 GD(P)Award Date Announced 02 Jun 1944
Details : This officer completed very many operational missions, involving flights over difficult country, often in bad weather. He has displayed outstanding leadership, great skill and courage, qualities which have been reflected in the high morale and efficiency of the squadron which has won much sucess.
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 36542 dated 2 June 44, Page 2534
Padma Vibhushan
Air MarshalArjan Singh1577 GD(P)Award Date 30 Oct 1965Announced 30 Oct 1965
Details : CAS
Unit : Air HQ
Reference :

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 Nov 1940Wapiti VJ9735Plt Offr Arjan Singh
AC1 Narayanan
1UC Collapsed during Heavy Landing at Wana, NWFP
06 Oct 1941Audax (India)K4861Fg Offr Arjan Singh
21s 2s dam by ground fire and hit boulder landing i