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Air Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok

Service No 2354 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1923
Date Commissioned 29 Mar 1943 Course 16 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1979
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Mar 1944Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Acting Gp Capt : 12 Jul 1963Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1965
Acting Air Cmde : 04 Jan 1968Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968AVM : 01 Oct 1974Acting Air Marshal : 08 Jan 1977
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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 Sep 1944 - Fg OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFCox Bazar 
15 Jun 1956 - 15 Jul 1958Wg CdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
31 Mar 1961 - 17 Dec 1962Wg CdrNo.44 SquadronChandigarh CO 1st CO
18 Dec 1962 - 11 Jan 1966Gp Capt12 WingChandigarh Stn Cdr
01 Feb 1977 - 01 Dec 1978Air MshlNational Defence CollegeDelhi Cmdt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vir Chakra
Flt LtTrilok Nath Ghadiok2354 GD(P)Award Date 15 Feb 1949Announced 26 Jan 1950
Details :

Flight Lieutenant TRILOK NATH GHADIOK (2354), (Now Wing Commander) whilst acting as a Flight Commander in a transport supplyl Squadron in Jammu and Kashmir, showed at all times the highest qualities of leadership and therby set a fine example to other officers and airmen in his flight to follow. The Officer carried out many supply dropping sorties to Uri and later to Tithwal under difficult flying conditions, which earned special praise for him. On one of his sorties, even though his aircraft was repeatedly hit by enemy fire, he sucessfully completed his mission with his characteristic calmness and determination. When Transport supply had to be undertaken to reinforce Leh, this officer operated as a Captain on this hazardous route regularly.

For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir operations, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

Unit : 12 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptTrilok Nath Ghadiok2354 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : AFS Chandigarh
Reference : Gazette of India , 19th February 1966 - No.19 - Pres/66 dated 26th January 1966.
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTrilok Nath Ghadiok2354 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1978Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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