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Air Marshal Teja Singh Virk

Service No 1621 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 03 Jan 1918
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 OBS Course
Service End Retired on 02 Jan 1974
Remarks : Orig GD(O)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Oct 1943Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1950
Acting Gp Capt : 09 Sep 1951Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1955Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jun 1962Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
AVM : 01 Apr 1968Acting Air Marshal : 01 Jan 1972Air Marshal : 26 Jun 1972C-in-C : 10 Aug 1966
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 19 Apr 1959Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
09 Sep 1954 - 09 Jan 1955Gp Capt2 Ground Training SchoolTambaram Station Commander
01 Feb 1955 - 10 Mar 1958Gp CaptHQ NCCDelhi Deputy Director
20 Apr 1959 - 20 Apr 1960Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1961 - 11 Jun 1962Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
- 09 Aug 1966Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
03 Mar 1962 - 09 Jun 1963Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding
23 Jul 1963 - 01 Dec 1965Air CmdeAir Force Laison CellLucknow Air Officer Commanding
10 Aug 1966 - 22 Aug 1969AVMTraining CommandBangalore Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
30 Aug 1969 - 31 Dec 1971AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
01 Jan 1972 - 01 Jan 1974Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMTeja Singh Virk1621 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Teja Singh Virk was commissioned in the Air Force in 1940. He saw active service during World War II. He attended Advanced Navigation Course at Shawbury and Specialist Navigation Course at Empire Navigation School in 1947 and the Defence Services Staff College Course at Wellington in 1950-51. He also attended the 1st Course at National Defence College in 1960-61. He has held several important appointments and is at present Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command. During the Chinese aggression of 1962 he was the Air Force Liaison Officer with the Eastern Command (Army), and later he served as Liaison Officer with the Central Command. In both these appointments, he represented the needs of one Service to the other most creditably with The result that tasks never went in default either during 1962 or later when important commitments had to he undertaken by the Air Force for the Army, NEFA Administration and the Government of Assam.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19690126
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