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Air Vice Marshal Fredrick Van Allen Scudder

Service No 2639 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 23 Feb 1921
Date Commissioned 13 Sep 1943 Course 18 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 1976
Remarks : Orig 15PC
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 13 Sep 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1959
Acting Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1965Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1967Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968
Acting AVM : 16 Jun 1972AVM : 12 Jan 1973
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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

15 Jun 1943 - 03 Mar 1945Plt OffrNo.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road 
01 Feb 1946 - 19 Aug 1946Fg OffrNo.8 Squadron, RIAFTrichnopoly 
01 Oct 1962 - Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
01 Oct 1970 - 07 May 1972Air CmdeJoint Air Warfare SchoolSecunderabad Commandant
04 Jan 1974 - 29 Feb 1976AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptFredrick Van Allen Scudder2639 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Air Commodore Frederick Van Allen Scudder was commissioned in the Indian Army in 1941 and was seconded to the Indian Air Force in 1943. He has attended the Defence Service Staff College Course at Wellington. He has attended the National Defence College Course. He has held important appointments in Air Headquarters and in various Air Force units. Soon after he took over as Director of Air Force Works at Air Headquarters in October 1962, he had to face many important problems connected with the expansion of the Air Force. By working long hours with determination, he tackled all the problems successfully and ensured completion of all tasks satisfactorily and in time.

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Reference : GoI19670126