Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Bernard Anthony Coelho

Service No & Branch 4488 F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Feb 1932 Commissioned: 01 Apr 1953 Course: 60 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1986 / Died on 31 Jul 2016 Nick Name : Bunny
Remarks : POW
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971Acting Gp Capt : 30 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 26 Mar 1979Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1979
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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 Jan 1962 - 01 Jan 1963Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1970 - 08 Dec 1971Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronBagdogra Commanding Officer
30 Dec 1976 - 25 Mar 1979Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
- Air CmdeNCC HQ ( (Rajasthan)Jaipur Deputy Director General
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
08 Dec 1971Hunter F56BA-329Wg Cdr Bernard Anthony Coelho
7 SqnSD over Hasilpur 120
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