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Air Vice Marshal Denzil Edward Satur

Service No & Branch 4339 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Aug 1952 Course: 58 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1986 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 Aug 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969Acting Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1976
Acting Air Cmde : 26 Mar 1979Air Cmde : 18 Sep 1979Acting AVM : 09 Apr 1984AVM : 14 Aug 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1981
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1962Flt LtNo.8 SquadronPalam Flight Commander
02 Jan 1967 - 06 Dec 1970Wg CdrNo.18 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1977Gp CaptCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
02 Dec 1974 - 25 May 1976Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Station Commander
21 Sep 1978 - 25 Mar 1979Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Station Commander
26 Mar 1979 - 02 Jan 1981Air Cmde18 WingPathankot Air Officer Commanding
09 Apr 1984 - 25 Nov 1984AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDenzil Edward Satur4339 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Denzil Satur has been in Command of a Squadron for the last 2 years. He has a distinguished record in operational flying and has a total of about 3,507 hours on fighters to his credit. Under his leadership the Squadron has fulfilled all the tasks allotted to it efficiently. His professional ability in combat flying has been a source of inspiration of the pilots under his command. Inspite of heavy odds he has brought the squadron to a high standard of combat readiness.

Throughout, Wing Commander Denzil Satur dis played courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 18 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDenzil Edward Satur4339 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1981Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Air Commodore Denzil Edward Satur was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Air Force in August, 1952 and has over 4000 hours of flying to his credit. During his service of about 28 years, he has handled a wide and varied range of assignments and held with distinction a number of important appointments of Squadron Commander, Deputy Director of Flight Safety at Air Headquarters, Flying Station Commander and Air I at Command Headquarters. In all the assignments handled by him, he displayed his professional skill and administrative ability and acquitted himself creditably.

In 1978, he took over the command of a major forward base in the Western Sector. He applied himself to the task of and brought about all­round improvement in the operational preparedness and administrative efficiency at his station. He also improved the working environment and living conditions and streamlined the general administration including Passive Air Defence and Ground Defence. He also ensured that the standard of administration and other welfare activities were maintained at a high level.

Air Commodore Denzil Edward Satur has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19810126
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