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Air Marshal Terence Joseph Desa

Service No 3863 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Nov 1928
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1986 / Died on 14 Jan 1999
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1972Acting Air Cmde : 06 Jan 1976
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 29 Oct 1979AVM : 01 Oct 1980Acting Air Marshal : 18 Jul 1984
Air Marshal : 14 Aug 1984C-in-C : 18 Jun 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

01 Aug 1960 - 02 Apr 1962Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
20 May 1966 - 04 Jan 1968Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
28 Jul 1970 - 27 Nov 1973Gp Capt28 WingHindon (Ghaziabad) Station Commander
12 Dec 1973 - 20 Jul 1975Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
- 01 Dec 1983AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
24 Oct 1979 - 06 Apr 1981AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
18 Jun 1984 - 30 Nov 1986Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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