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Air Commodore Aubrey Leslie Michael

Service No 3416 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 16 Nov 1946 Course 42 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1977
Remarks : d1996
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Nov 1951Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1965Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1969Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jun 1972
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1973
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1958 - 01 Apr 1961Sqn LdrNo.4 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
15 Apr 1965 - 29 Dec 1966Wg CdrNo.18 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
- 01 Jan 1970Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Aubrey Leslie Michael3416 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Aubrey Leslie Michael was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in November, 1946. After serving in active flying squadrons for years, he was selected to attend the Pilot Attack Instructors Course in the United Kingdom which he completed successfully. In 1962, he was selected to attend the Staff College at Wellington. He has commanded two squadron-one fighter bomber squadron in the rank of Squadron Leader and an Air Defence squadron in the rank of Wing Commander. He has been Joint Director of Tactical Operations and, more recently Director Offensive Opera-tions. In these two appointments, his main objectives were study and analysis of the employment of fighter bomber aircraft. He has worked out the utilisation of different types of aircraft in the ground attack, fighter recce and offensive support roles. These studies proved to be of considerable value in working out detailed tactical plans. He was also of great help in planning bomber operations.

Throughout, Group Captain Aubrey Leslie Michael has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : WAC
Reference : GoI19720126
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