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Air Commodore David Eugene Bouche

Service No 2774 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Dec 1924
Date Commissioned 20 Dec 1943 Course 20 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Nov 1969
Remarks : Retired Actg A/Cmde voluntarily
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 20 Dec 1944Flt Lt : 20 Dec 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Apr 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1968
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
21 Oct 1944 - Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFCox Bazar 
19 Dec 1944 - 31 May 1946Plt OffrNo.9 Squadron, RIAF To PHU for UK
19 Jun 1954 - 07 Jul 1957Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1959 - 01 Feb 1962Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardPalam Commanding Officer
19 Nov 1962 - 14 Jan 1965Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1965 - 01 Dec 1966Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Station Commander
08 Jan 1965 - 04 Jan 1967Gp Capt7 WingAmbala Commanding Officer
30 Mar 1968 - 16 Nov 1968Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDavid Eugene Bouche2774 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 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