|Service No & Branch||2774 GD(P)|
|Date of Birth: 11 Dec 1924||Commissioned: 20 Dec 1943||Course: 20 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 15 Nov 1969 / Died on 15 Feb 2020|
|Remarks :||Retired Actg A/Cmde voluntarily|
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|21 Oct 1944 -||Plt Offr||No.4 Squadron, RIAF||Cox Bazar|
|19 Dec 1944 - 31 May 1946||Plt Offr||No.9 Squadron, RIAF||To PHU for UK|
|- 15 Jun 1952||Flt Lt||No.15 Squadron||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jan 1948 - 01 Jan 1949||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Ambala||Flying Instructor|
|16 Jun 1952 -||Sqn Ldr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||ADPO1|
|19 Jun 1954 - 07 Jul 1957||Sqn Ldr||No.10 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jul 1959 - 01 Feb 1962||Wg Cdr||Aircrew Examination Board||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|19 Nov 1962 - 14 Jan 1965||Wg Cdr||No.20 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|08 Jan 1965 - 04 Jan 1967||Gp Capt||7 Wing||Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|30 Mar 1968 - 16 Nov 1968||Air Cmde||4 Wing||Agra||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||David Eugene Bouche||2774 GD(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1966||Announced 26 Jan 1966|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain David Eugene Bouche assumed command of the Air Force Station, Ambala at the end of January 1965. His Station was responsible for forming and training Gnat Squadrons. All the Gnat units which participated in the recent operations belonged to this station.
Within a very short time of the assumption of command, he brought the Squadrons based at his Station to a high pitch of combat effectiveness despite shortages of trained personnel and equipment. An outstanding pilot himself, he imbued his pilots with and offensive spirit.
During the recent Indo-Pakistan conflict, when our forward airfields were subjected enemy air attack, Group Captain Bouche organized both day and night air defense properly and used the Gnat aircraft offensively, obtaining good results. He flew many sorties, both during day and night, and himself led a quite a few formations on offensive operations.
Group Captain Bouche's outstanding skill as pilot and his leadership in flying, administration and technical preparations produced a very high level of operational effectiveness of the Squadrons based on his station. He has thereby rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order during the recent operations.
Group Captain Bouche's outstanding skill as a pilot and his leadership in flying, administration and technical preparations produced a very high level of operational effectiveness of the Squadrons based on his station. He has thereby rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order during the recent operations.
|Unit : AFS Ambala|
|Reference : GoI19660126|