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Air Commodore Robert Arnold Weir

Service No 3881 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 19 Nov 1979
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Sqn Ldr : 15 Apr 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1972
Acting Air Cmde : 06 Jan 1976Air Cmde : 01 May 1976
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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

16 May 1962 - 12 May 1965Sqn LdrNo.108 SquadronHalwara/ Pathankot Commanding Officer
07 Nov 1965 - 13 Apr 1967Wg CdrNo.27 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
04 Apr 1967 - 14 Jun 1970Wg CdrNo.4 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
22 Dec 1977 - 01 Apr 1979Air Cmde7 WingAmbala Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptRobert Arnold Weir3881 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Wing Commander (now Group Captain) Robert Arnold Weir has commanded Fighter Squadrons of the Air Force for nearly eight years. Through his efforts, young pilots have learnt to fly supersonic aircraft on most complex missions. In 1969, his Squadron had the lowest accident rate of all fighter Squadrons of the Air Force. Due to his excellent leadership, his Squadron maintained a high state of operational readiness at all times. Wing Commander Weir is a qualified Flying Instructor, has a Master Green Instrument Rating and has flown over 3,000 hours on single├é┬şengined aircraft.

Throughout, Wing Commander Robert Arnold Weir displayed professional skill and devotion to duty

Unit : 4 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Vir Chakra
Gp CaptRobert Arnold Weir3881 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the Indo-Pakistan conflict in December, 1971, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir in command of an operational Squadron in the Western Sector. He carried out a large number of operational missions in Poonch area flying at heights of 30-50 feet above ground level fully knowing that aircraft was vulnerable to even small arms fire and also that escape by parachute or force landing in the event of damage to aircraft was not possible. Between the 8th and 11th December, 1971, he engaged and destroyed a large number of enemy gun positions in the face of heavy ground opposition. In addition he carried out numerous other missions in support of our ground forces inflicting heavy damage on enemy positions and undertook recce missions for the location of infiltrators in the area.

Throughout the operations, Group Captain Robert Arnold Weir displayed professional skill and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 123 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972