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Air Commodore Anantha Ananthanarayanan

Service No 1607 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Jun 1918
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 Course
Service End Retired on 22 Jun 1970
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1943Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1951Acting Gp Capt : 28 Jan 1953
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1955Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jun 1962Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
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Wg Cdr

Gp Capt
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

25 May 1941 - 28 Jan 1943Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Fm SFTS Ambala To Bangalore
01 Mar 1945 - Fg OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFAkyab 
31 Aug 1944 - Flt LtNo.8 Squadron, RIAFSamungli Plt
- Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Station Commander
- Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
01 Jan 1959 - 01 Jan 1962Air CmdeJammu & KashmirSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAnantha Ananthanarayanan1607 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1963Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Air Commodore A.A. Narayanan was commissioned in the General Duties Branch of the Air Force in 1940. He held several important appointments in various Air Force units including an assignment in Indonesia.

He was in command of our Air Force formation in Jammu & Kashmir Area from 1959 to 1962. By correct planning, with a limited number of aircraft and aircrew, he ensured the timely delivery of vital supplies to the forward areas, when air support had to be increased in magnitude with great speed to meet the Chinese attack in Ladakh. He set an example to the officers and men under his command by leading a number of difficult operational missions.

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Reference : GoI19630126