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Air Vice Marshal Eric Lionel Allen

Service No 4582 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 1990
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 13 Jul 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

27 Jun 1965 - 10 Dec 1967Sqn LdrNo.108 Squadron CO
- Air Cmde28 WingHindon (Ghaziabad) AOC
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
19 Jan 1988 - 28 Feb 1990AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Cmdt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrEric Lionel Allen4582 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

When both the Squadron Leader and the Flight Commander of a Squadron were killed in a fatal flying accident in July 1965, Squadron Leader Eric Lionel Allen took over the command of the Squadron. By working from dawn to dusk and at times even during the night, he successfully completed the task of operational training of the pilots in the Squadron, within a very short time. During the conflict with Pakistan in 1965, he undertook several difficult missions. In addition to the duties of Squadron Commander, he performed the duties of Officer-in-Charge of Flying at an airfield for a period of 15 months.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Eric Lionel Allen displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 8th June 1968 - No.35 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeEric Lionel Allen4582 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
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