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Air Commodore Brian Keith Stidston

Service No 2821 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Oct 1924
Date Commissioned 31 Jan 1944 Course 21 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1976 / Died on 09 Aug 1989
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 31 Jan 1945Flt Lt : 31 Jan 1949Sqn Ldr : 01 May 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1963
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1967Acting Air Cmde : 16 Apr 1970Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1971
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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

29 Oct 1944 - 16 Nov 1944Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFCox Bazar To 3Sqn
22 Dec 1944 - 15 Feb 1944Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFImphal 
24 Jun 1945 - 15 Aug 1947Plt OffrNo.1 Squadron, RIAFKohat Fm 3Sqn
23 Nov 1944 - 11 Dec 1944Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat Fm 4Sqn to 1Sqn
12 Mar 1945 - 24 Jun 1945Fg OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAF To 1Sqn
- Gp Capt1 WingSrinagar Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1972Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Personnel Services)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBrian Keith Stidston2821 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Air Commodore Brian Keith Stidston was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1944. He saw active service during World War II. He has held various command and staff appointments with distinction. He attended All Purposes Flying Instructors Course in the U.K., the Armament Training Course and the Indoctrination Course of Aviation Medicine. He has been commanding an operational flying station for over two years. Earlier, he commanded a Tactical Air Centre in an operational area. In both these assignments, he ensured a high standard of operational readiness and has creditably fulfilled all commitments assigned to him despite difficult terrain and weather conditions. His contribution in evaluation trials of various types of aircraft has been significant. He has brought about vital improvements in various airfield aids and facilities which have led to higher operational efficiency of the stations and units.

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Reference : GoI19700126