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Air Vice Marshal Chaman Lal Mehta

Service No & Branch 1630 ADM (Orig : GD(P))
Date of Birth: 18 Nov 1917 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1940 Course: 4 Course Entry Mode : IAFVR
Service End: Retired on 17 Nov 1972 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Aug 1942Acting Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 30 Apr 1943Acting Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1944
Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1952Acting Gp Capt : 18 Nov 1949Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1957
Acting Air Cmde : 14 Aug 1962Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1965Acting AVM : 01 Apr 1968AVM : 01 Oct 1968
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

31 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.4 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road Renamed 6CDF
01 Dec 1942 - 31 May 1943Flt LtNo.7 Squadron, RIAFVizagapatnam Adj To Delhi
06 Jun 1946 - 17 Mar 1947Sqn LdrRAF Station KohatKohat Admin Fm RAFPHU To AirHQ
15 Aug 1947 - Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi W/C (PS)
01 Feb 1949 - 17 Nov 1949Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DDPO
- 12 Jul 1959Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore 
18 Nov 1949 - 08 Apr 1951Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Personnel
18 Apr 1951 - 05 Oct 1954Gp CaptAFS New DelhiRace Course Station Commander
30 Sep 1954 - 22 Aug 1958Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Station Commander
13 Jul 1959 - Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Feb 1961 - Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Works
01 Apr 1968 - AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMChaman Lal Mehta1630 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1968Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

Air Commodore (now Air Vice Marshal) Chaman Lal Mehta 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 Advance Flying Training Course and Administrative and Discipline Course during 1941­42. As Director of Personnel, Air Headquarters, he tackled many intricate problems of personnel administration. As Station Commander, Jalhali, he introduced numerous new training schemes which resulted in vastly superior output of trained personnel and in reducing the wastage rates. In his capacity as Director, Air Force Works, during the period of Chinese aggression, he, despite limited resources, completed construction of many new airfields. He has rendered distinguished service throughout his career.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19680126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
18 Jun 1941Wapiti IIK2303Plt Offr C L Mehta
6 CD Flt IFlew into ground Jhi
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