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Air Vice Marshal Kenneth Hubert Larkins

Service No 3511 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Sep 1925
Date Commissioned 01 Sep 1948 Course 45 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1980
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 01 Sep 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1967Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970
Acting Air Cmde : 31 Jan 1973Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1974
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
30 Jan 1973 - 05 Jan 1975Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
- 01 Dec 1978AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKenneth Hubert Larkins3511 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins (3511) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in September, 1948. During his long and distinguished career he has held a variety of important appointments, including the Command of a Flying Training Unit and a Base Repair Depot. He has also held staff appointments at Air Headquarters. Recently he has completed a tenure as the Staff Officerin charge Administration at an Operational Command Headquarters. In all these appointments, Group Captain Larkins has displayed outstanding ability as an organizer and leader.

As the Staff Officer in-charge Administration he geared up the administration of the Command to keep pace with operational requirements. He contributed greatly towards the completion of a number of major works and prompt finalization of pension cases. He showed great acumen and maturity in handling cases of discipline and personnel matters, and in raising the morale of the personnel of the Command.

Throughout his career Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins has worked with determination and untiring energy, with tact and understanding, and has achieved outstanding success in the discharge of heavy responsibilities. Group Captain Kenneth Hubert Larkins has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126