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Air Commodore Homi Shapurji Ratnagar

Service No & Branch 1588 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Aug 1920 Commissioned 14 Jun 1940 Course: 3 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Jul 1967 / Died on 19 Mar 2004
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Dec 1941Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1943Wg Cdr : 15 Aug 1948Acting Gp Capt : 15 Oct 1949
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1953Acting Air Cmde : 06 Jun 1961Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
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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
25 May 1941 - 20 Dec 1941Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Fm 1SFTS
20 Dec 1941 - 20 Jun 1943Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Fm 2Sqn
25 Jun 1943 - 11 Aug 1945Flt LtNo.2 Squadron, RIAFTrichnopoly To Staff College
21 May 1947 - 30 Sep 1948Wg Cdr2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Station Commander
16 Mar 1950 - 01 Sep 1951Wg Cdr2 Air Task ForceMumbai Commanding Officer
28 Jul 1950 - 27 Feb 1951Wg Cdr310 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
26 Dec 1949 - Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
08 Mar 1951 - 06 Apr 1955Gp Capt4 WingAgra Station Commander
01 May 1955 - 28 Feb 1957Gp Capt1 Tactical Air Support GroupJallandhar Commanding Officer
01 Mar 1957 - 31 Aug 1957Gp Capt1 Tactical Air CenterJallandhar Commanding Officer
05 Sep 1957 - 01 Jan 1961Gp CaptEmbassy of India, USAWashington Air Attache
06 Jun 1961 - 12 Jan 1966Air CmdeSchool of Land and Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
13 Jan 1966 - Air Cmde2 Air Defence AreaBarrackpore Air Officer Commanding
 
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Jan 1942Lysander IIP1675Plt Offr H S Ratnagar
1Peshawar Swung on la
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