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Squadron Leader Melville Desmond Rathan

Service No & Branch 3300 GD(P)

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Date of Birth: 02 Apr 1922 Commissioned: 07 Jan 1946 Course: 37 Course
Service End: Retired on 17 Sep 1966 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 07 Jan 1947Flt Lt : 07 Jul 1951Sqn Ldr : 02 Apr 1958
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1947 - 21 Jul 1947Plt OffrNo.1 SquadronYelahanka Squadron Pilot Fm O T U
22 Jul 1947 - Plt OffrNo.3 SquadronRisalpur 
- 04 Dec 1960Sqn LdrCalcutta Commanding Officer
05 Dec 1960 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
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Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 May 1946Harvard IIBFE424A/Plt Offr J C Plomer
A/Plt Offr M D Rathan
1SFTSAmbala pilot hit FE
08 Jan 1952Tempest IIFlt Lt Melville Desmond Rathan
Pilot OK
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