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Air Marshal Sarosh Jehangir Dastur

Service No & Branch 1792 F(P) (Orig : GD(O))
Date of Birth: 13 Jul 1922 Commissioned: 19 Jan 1942 Course: 7 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Apr 1976 / Died on 22 Jan 2012
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1949Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1954
Acting Gp Capt : 16 Jun 1958Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962Acting Air Cmde : 04 Jan 1964Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1966
AVM : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Marshal : 12 Nov 1973Air Marshal : 12 Nov 1973
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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

22 Apr 1942 - 16 Sep 1942Plt OffrNo.2 Squadron, RIAFPoona Fm RAF Pesh To 6CDF
21 Sep 1942 - 28 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.6 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road Obs Fm 2 Sqn To RAF Asansol
01 Mar 1943 - 30 Nov 1944Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Obs Attd 152OTU Peshawar
01 Jan 1949 - 01 Jan 1952Wg CdrEmbassay of India, UKUK Asst Air Advisor
10 Oct 1952 - 03 Oct 1954Wg Cdr1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
25 Jul 1955 - 30 Jul 1957Wg CdrOperational Command (WAC)Delhi Air-I
01 Jan 1958 - 31 Dec 1960Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
01 Jun 1960 - 10 Dec 1962Gp Capt2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Station Commander
01 Jan 1963 - 01 Jan 1967Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Guided Weapons)
12 Feb 1969 - 18 Jul 1970Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Dec 1970AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations
01 Dec 1970 - 30 Sep 1973AVMBharat DynamicsBangalore Managing Director
12 Nov 1973 - 27 Jun 1974Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Jul 1974 - 31 Dec 1974Air MarshalHALBangalore Vice Chairman
01 Jan 1975 - 01 Apr 1976Air MarshalHALBangalore Chairman
11 Jun 1976 - No.5 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSarosh Jehangir Dastur1792 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Air Commodore Sarosh Jahangir Dastur was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1942. He saw active service during World War II. He attended Defence Services Staff College Course in 1954-55, and Imperial Defence College Course in 1968. He has held various staff and command appointments. As Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station during 1952-54, he distinguished himself by tackling and solving several intricate administrative problems of the unit. Later, as Chief Instructor in the Air Wing of the Defence Services Staff College, he brought about improvements in methods and syllabus and made the training of Air Wing Officers purposeful. During the Goa operations, as Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Poona, he was responsible for organising the Air Task Force in his sector. He activated additional early warning stations from the meagre resources at his command. As Director of Guided Weapons at Air Headquarters his work was of a very high order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19690126
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