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Air Commodore Jagdish Chandra Varma

Service No 1646 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 03 Jul 1918
Date Commissioned 30 Nov 1940 Course 5 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1970 / Died on 14 Oct 1978
Remarks : Oscar Kill
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 May 1942Acting Flt Lt : 01 Apr 1944Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1951
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jan 1957Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1959Acting Air Cmde : 20 Sep 1962Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1964
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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
01 Jun 1942 - Plt OffrNo.1 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation FlightDrigh Road 
03 Dec 1942 - 05 May 1943Fg OffrNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road Ex-1AACF to 151OTU
01 Dec 1943 - 11 Jan 1947Fg OffrNo.6 Squadron, RIAF Plt
05 Aug 1946 - 15 Jan 1947Sqn LdrNo.6 SquadronKohat Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1950 - 01 Mar 1953Wg CdrEmbassy of India, USAWashington Air Attache
12 Jun 1953 - 20 Apr 1954Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1962Gp Capt5 WingKalaikunda Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1964Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Distinguished Flying Cross
Flt LtJagdish Chandra Varma1646 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Aug 1944
Details : During a short period, this officer has completed a large number of operational missions, showing great courage and coolness. On one occasion his aircraft was badly damaged by enemy machine gun fire. Flying Officer Varma displayed outstanding skill and presence of mind in flying the aircraft safely to base. In February 1944, he was engaged in combat with two enemy fighters and attacked them successfully, damaging one and causing the other to break off the attack. He has always shown a keen desire to engage the enemy and has set a fine example to other officers.

Notes: Public Record Office Air 2/9633 has citation drafted when he had flown 109 sorties (133 operational hours) as a pilot.

Unit : 6 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette published on the 11 August 1944 (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
16 Mar 1942Wapiti IIAK1286Plt Offr J C Verma
1AACU1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of 2 Sq at DR 16-3-42