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Air Vice Marshal Dadi Ardeshir Mehta

Service No 1625 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 27 Jan 1917
Date Commissioned 01 Aug 1940 Course 4 OBS Course
Service End Retired on 27 Jan 1972
Remarks : NDC(68), Orig GD(O)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1950Acting Gp Capt : 11 Sep 1956
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1959Acting Air Cmde : 21 Oct 1963Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1965Acting AVM : 25 Jan 1967
AVM : 01 Apr 1968
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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
31 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.4 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road Renamed 6CDF
01 Oct 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road 
02 Mar 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.4 Flight (Coastal Defence)Vizag Obs to 151 OTU
20 Aug 1956 - 19 Apr 1959Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur CO
25 Jan 1967 - 30 Jul 1971AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi SDS (Air)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDadi Ardeshir Mehta1625 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Dadi Ardesh Mehta (1625) Flying Branch (Navigator) was posted as Senior Directing Staff (Air) at the National Defence College on 25 Jan 67 as a culmination of a distinguished career in the Indian Air Force.

With his intellectual bent of mind, Air Vice Marshal Mehta has made a significant contribution to the success of this young institution. Over the years, he has devoted all his energies to the onerous task of directing the individual and syndicate studies of the student officer undergoing the course at the College. His wide knowledge of Indian and International affairs and his uncanny grasp of changing world situation have enabled him to give of his best to this institution; and thereby made it possible for the student officers to derive the maximum possible benefit from their studies.

In spite of, and without regard to his rather indifferent health, Air Vice Marshal Mehta spared no pains in the planning meticulously the various tours undertaken by the student officers during the course. By his untiring efforts he ensured that the student officers saw and learnt as much as possible during the short time available to them.

Above all, Air Vice Marshal Mehta endeared himself to one and all, both student officers and staff, by his unassuming manners and affable disposition. He has been a great source of inspiration to all those who have passed through the portals of the National Defence College. He has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126