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Wing Commander Prem Nath Mehra

Service No & Branch 3976 LGS
Date of Birth: 07 Dec 1926 Commissioned: 01 Dec 1950 Course: 3 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1978 / Died on 14 Mar 2017
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Dec 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
15 Jan 1952 - Plt OffrNo.2 Air Force Academy F/O (Equip)
23 Apr 1958 - 01 Jul 1958Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
02 Jul 1958 - Flt Lt7 WingAmbala 
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrPrem Nath Mehra3976 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Wing Commander Prem Nath Mehra (3976) Logistic was commissioned in the Logistics Branch in 1950 and during his 26 years of service has held a variety of responsible appointments both at home and abroad.

After successfully completing the long management course at the Institute of Defence Management, Wing Commander Mehra took over command of an important Equipment Depot in September, 1973. Throughout the period of his command, Wing Commander Mehra has applied himself to his duties with a very great sense of responsibility and dedication, and by his skilful management brought about a remarkable improvement m the support services for the overhaul of old and obsolescent aircraft of the Air Force. As a result of his efficient management and total involvement, the Depot has reached an effective support rate of no less than 98%, by far the highest ever achieved by any Depot, In addition, by close and effective liaison with Air India, he ensured that the overhaul tasks allotted to that Agency for 1975-76 were fully accomplished. This effort is all the more commendable when viewed in the context of the economy achieved by him in procurement expenditure. His inventory management has been so sound that, despite the global escalation of cost, he was able to actually cut down the annual expenditure on spares procurement from Rs 3.48 crores to Rs 1.75 crores in 1975-76.

For his devotion to duty, professional competence, skilful management and hard work. Wing Commander Prem Nath Mehra is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19770126
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