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Air Commodore Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley

Service No 1841 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Sep 1923
Date Commissioned 28 Mar 1942 Course 8 OBS Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1975 / Died on 01 Dec 2006
Remarks : Trf from GD(N)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 15 Feb 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1955
Acting Gp Capt : 29 Jul 1960Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1963Acting Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1967
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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

03 Aug 1944 - 30 Apr 1946Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFImphal To UK
23 Sep 1948 - 15 Apr 1951Sqn LdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1956 - 01 Jan 1959Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardPalam Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Station Commander
- 31 Mar 1975Air CmdeNo 1 Operational GroupJodhpur Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Distinguished Flying Cross
Fg Offr  Narayanrao Khanderao Shitoley1841 GD(P)Award Date Announced 17 Aug 1945
Details : Flying Officer Shitoley is a daring and courageous reconnaissance pilot. He has taken part in a large number of operational sorties and the information he has obtained has been of great value to the army. In addition he has secured many excellent photographs. This officer has always displayed praiseworthy skill and determination to complete his allotted task, often in the most adverse weather
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : London Gazette 37228 dated 17 Aug 1945, Page 4188 Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 19448. (Citation Courtesy: Hugh Halliday)