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Air Marshal Shivdev Singh

Service No 1595 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Dec 1919
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1973 / Died on 29 Dec 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1943Flt Lt : 25 Mar 1945Wg Cdr : 15 Aug 1948Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1953
Acting Air Cmde : 28 May 1958Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1963Acting AVM : 14 Jan 1963AVM : 01 Apr 1966
Acting Air Marshal : 01 Mar 1968Air Marshal : 01 Apr 1968C-in-C : 14 Jan 1963
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
06 Jun 1942 - Fg OffrNo.2 Flight (Coastal Defence)Juhu 
01 Nov 1942 - 23 Mar 1944Fg OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat to 6Sqn
25 Mar 1944 - 23 Dec 1944Flt LtNo.6 Squadron, RIAF Flt Cdr Fm 4Sqn To Del as SL
07 Jan 1945 - 27 Dec 1945Sqn LdrNo.3 SquadronPeshawar CO
14 Jan 1945 - 27 Dec 1945Sqn LdrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat CO To AirHQ as SL Ops
11 Nov 1946 - Sqn LdrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFBhopal 
18 Nov 1946 - 30 Apr 1947Sqn LdrNo.12 SquadronAgra CO
06 Dec 1946 - Sqn LdrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFBhopal CO
01 May 1947 - 14 Aug 1947Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra CO
15 Aug 1947 - 15 Oct 1948Wg Cdr4 WingAgra Stn Cdr
15 Nov 1948 - 01 May 1950Wg CdrEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
01 May 1950 - 01 Apr 1951Wg CdrRAF Staff CollegeAndover Staff Course
10 Jun 1951 - 16 Jan 1953Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Stn Cdr
17 Jan 1953 - 01 Sep 1954Gp CaptOperational Command (WAC)Delhi SASO
03 Sep 1954 - 28 Jan 1955Gp CaptIntl Comm for VietnamVietnam 
28 Jan 1955 - 01 Mar 1955Gp CaptXI Corps No 1 ATF
01 Mar 1955 - 28 May 1958Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Org)
27 May 1958 - 06 Dec 1959Air CmdeNo 1 Operational GroupCalcutta AOC
12 Jan 1960 - 14 Jan 1963Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandSimla AOC
14 Jan 1963 - 09 Jun 1963AVMEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
10 Jun 1963 - 04 Mar 1966AVMCentral Air CommandCalcutta AOC-in-C
05 Mar 1966 - 28 Feb 1968AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Mar 1968 - 31 Jul 1969Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
15 Jul 1969 - 31 Mar 1973Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Mention in Despatches
Gp CaptShivdev Singh1595 GD(P)Award Date Announced 13 Jan 1951
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 12 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th February 1951 - No.2 - Pres dated 13th February 1951
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMShivdev Singh1595 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1968Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

Air Vice Marshal (now Air Marshal) Shivdev Singh was commissioned in the Air Force in 1940. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters as well as in the Command of various Air Force Units. He attended the Royal Air Force Staff College in the U.K. in 1951. Before taking up the assignments of Air Officer Commandingin-Chief, Western Air Command in March 1966, he served as Air Officer Commandingin-Chief, Central Air Command. By his hard work, drive and initiative, he has improved the operational preparedness and efficiency of the units under his Command. Western Air Command is also engaged continuously in airlifting supplies to forward areas. Under his able leadership, the Command has been able to achieve airlift targets without sacrificing safety.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19680126