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Air Vice Marshal Victor Srihari

Service No 1624 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 04 Dec 1916
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4OBS Course
Service End Retired on 04 Mar 1972 / Died on 30 Nov 2011
Remarks : GD(O) later Pilot.
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1951Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1955Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1964
Acting AVM : 10 Aug 1966AVM : 01 Apr 1967C-in-C : 30 Aug 1969
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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
03 Jun 1941 - 01 Apr 1942Plt OffrNo.3 Flight (Coastal Defence)Calcutta 
01 Apr 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.353 Squadron RAFCalcutta 
03 Dec 1943 - 12 Aug 1944Fg OffrNo.7 Squadron, RIAFCampbellpore Obs To 1EFTS
01 Apr 1947 - 15 Aug 1947Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFYelahanka Fm AFS Amb
12 Jul 1951 - 18 May 1952Sqn LdrNo.6 SquadronPune CO
- 11 Jul 1951Wg CdrOperations Command (WAC)Delhi Air-I
01 Jul 1948 - Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi SOA
01 Jan 1953 - 01 Dec 1954Gp Capt2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Stn Cdr
01 Dec 1954 - 21 Feb 1959Gp CaptEmbassy of India, United KingdomLondon Air Advisor
22 Feb 1959 - 01 Dec 1962Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (PP)
01 Dec 1962 - 01 Jun 1963Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi AOC (PP)
01 Jan 1966 - 01 Jul 1966Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi DPO
01 Jul 1966 - 01 Jan 1968AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi DPP
29 Mar 1968 - 29 Aug 1969AVMWestern IndiaPune AOC
30 Aug 1969 - 03 Mar 1972AVMTraining CommandBangalore AOC-in-C
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeVictor Srihari1624 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Cmdt Air Force Flying College
Unit : AFS Jodhpur
Reference : Gazette of India , 19th February 1966 - No.19 - Pres/66 dated 26th January 1966.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
06 Jun 1945Hurricane IICLE958F/O V Srihari
151OTUac caught fire at 9000ft, pilot baled out at 3000ft