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Air Commodore Bal Bhagwan Marathe

Service No 1915 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Jul 1921
Date Commissioned 29 Jun 1942 Course 13 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1972
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Jun 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Aug 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1958
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1964Acting Air Cmde : 10 Aug 1966Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
13 Jan 1943 - 17 Mar 1943Plt OffrNo.2 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation FlightDeolali Flying from ATU Bairagarh
01 Mar 1943 - 25 Dec 1944Plt OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFPeshawar Plt Attd 152OTU Peshawar to RAFKohat
25 Dec 1944 - 18 Feb 1945Fg OffrRAF Station KohatKohat Fm 8Sqn for Hurri Conv to 151OTU
01 Sep 1945 - Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
01 Dec 1945 - 18 Dec 1945Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFKohat Attached
25 May 1946 - Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur 
01 Mar 1947 - 30 Mar 1947Flt LtNo.7 Squadron, RIAF attd
01 Aug 1957 - 30 Jun 1958Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra CO
16 Jul 1958 - 24 Jun 1962Wg CdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
12 Jan 1963 - 09 Aug 1966Gp Capt4 WingAgra Stn Cdr
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi DPO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBal Bhagwan Marathe1915 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Group Captain Bal Bhagwan Marathe has been in command of one of the major flying Air Force Stations unique for the number, variety and complexity of its lodger units. As the Station Commander, he was faced with enormous problems of timely completion of operation training of the jet bomber crews and transport crews of the Indian Air Force and the ab­initio and refresher training of the paratroops of the Indian Army.

Group Captain Marathe spared neither himself nor those placed under his command in a determined round­the­clock effort to raise the flying standard of the Wing to an exemplary level of operational efficiency in providing assistance to the units engaged in the logistic support in the J&K area including Ladakh. Faced with enormous problems of acute shortage of trained personnel and equipment, Group Captain Marathe with determination, and able leadership, brought up the operational readiness of the Wing and accomplished the difficult task of training operational aircrew to a high standard of efficiency.

Group Captain Marathe's skill and effort as a pilot, his leadership, administrative ability, energy, drive and devotion to duty have inspired his officers and men to an excellent professional standard, by which he has rendered services of an exceptional order.

Unit : AFS Agra
Reference : GoI19660126