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Air Marshal Subramaniam Raghavendran

Service No 3840 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Feb 1930
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Acting Gp Capt : 29 Jan 1970Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Cmde : 02 Mar 1974
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975Acting AVM : 09 Jul 1979AVM : 01 May 1980Acting Air Marshal : 01 Dec 1983
Air Marshal : 01 Dec 1983C-in-C : 01 Nov 1984
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Oct 1947 - 01 May 1948Initial Training WingCoimbatore Cadet
01 Jun 1948 - 01 Jul 19492 EFTSJodhpur Cadet
01 Aug 1949 - 15 Apr 1950AFSAmbala Cadet
01 May 1950 - 01 Dec 1950Plt OffrCTSAmbala Trainee
01 Jan 1951 - 01 Oct 1951Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronPoona/ Jamnagar Sqn Pilot
01 Sep 1950 - 01 Oct 1953Fg OffrNo 2 AFAJodhpur Instructor
01 Oct 1951 - 01 May 1952Fg OffrNo.4 SquadronBarrackpore/ Poona Sqn Pilot
01 May 1952 - 01 Sep 1952Fg OffrFlying Instructors SchoolAmbala Trainee
01 Oct 1953 - 01 Aug 1954Flt LtNo 1 AFASecunderabad Instructor
01 Aug 1954 - 01 Sep 1955Flt LtConversion Training UnitHakimpet Instructor
01 Sep 1955 - 01 Aug 1956Flt LtNo.4 SquadronPoona/ Adampur Flt Cdr
01 Aug 1956 - 01 Aug 1957Flt LtNo.20 SquadronHalwara Flt Cdr
01 Aug 1957 - 01 Mar 1958Flt LtNo.4 SquadronHalwara/ Ambala Flt Cdr
01 Mar 1958 - 01 Apr 1958Flt LtNo.29 SquadronHalwara Flt Cdr
01 Apr 1958 - 01 Jul 1958Flt LtNo.17 SquadronAmbala Flt Cdr
01 Jul 1958 - 01 Sep 1958Flt LtDay Fighter Combat SchoolUK Trainee
01 Oct 1958 - 01 Dec 1958Flt LtNo.17 SquadronAmbala Flt Cdr
01 Dec 1958 - 01 Apr 1959Flt LtNo.27 SquadronAmbala Flt Cdr
15 Apr 1959 - 31 Oct 1961Sqn LdrNo.23 SquadronPune/ Palam/ Ambala CO
01 Oct 1961 - 01 May 1963Sqn LdrOperational Command (WAC)Delhi Training 1 (Fighters)
01 May 1963 - 01 Jun 1965Sqn LdrIraqi Air Force Flying CoBaghdad/ Basra Instructor
08 Jul 1965 - 14 Jan 1968Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronAmbala/Pathankot CO
01 Jan 1968 - 01 Dec 1968Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Student
01 Dec 1968 - 01 Jan 1970Wg Cdr15 WingBareilly OC Flying
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Jan 1973Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1973 - 01 Nov 1973Gp CaptNational Defence CollegeDelhi Student
01 Jan 1974 - 01 Feb 1976Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore SASO
11 Feb 1976 - 21 Dec 1977Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
01 Jan 1978 - 01 Sep 1979Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Sep 1979 - 01 Sep 1980AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Pers)
01 Sep 1980 - 01 Sep 1983AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Sep 1983 - 31 Oct 1984AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Nov 1984 - 06 Jan 1986Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur AOC-in-C
01 Jan 1986 - 29 Feb 1988Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSubramaniam Raghavendran3840 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSubramaniam Raghavendran3840 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
19 Mar 1960GnatIE-1070Sqn Ldr S Raghavendran
23Engine failure Pilot ejected near Kanpur