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Air Commodore William George Beddoe

Service No & Branch 4686 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jan 1954 Course: 62 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1985
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1955Acting Gp Capt : 17 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980
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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1969 - 01 Jan 1970Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- 01 Apr 1978Wg CdrAFS SambraBelgaum Station Commander
01 Aug 1972 - Wg Cdr1 Forward Base Support UnitAmritsar Station Commander
13 Jul 1976 - 15 Jan 1978Wg CdrElementary Flying SchoolBidar Chief Instructor
17 Apr 1978 - 12 Apr 1979Gp Capt6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
30 Jul 1983 - 30 Nov 1985Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrWilliam George Beddoe4686 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander William George Beddoe has been on the posted strength of a Tactical Air Centre as the Senior Air Staff Officer for a year. Shortly after his arrival at the unit, the Commanding Officer was posted out and the unit was called upon to move to a new location. As officiating Commander, Wing Commander Beddoe had to plan and execute the move. Due to his meticulous preparation, personal example and effective leadership, the unit accomplished the long road move with remarkable speed and became operational at the new location immediately on arrival.

During the operations in December, 1971, he was Senior Air Staff Officer of a Tactical Centre, where he carried out his duties with outstanding zeal and devotion. His example inspired his subordinates and won the praise of his Commanding Officer and the Army Officers who worked with him. Due largely to his efforts, the Tactical Air Centre was able to arrange effective air support to the Army during the war.

Throughout, Wing Commander William George Beddoe displayed courage, leadership and devotioirp to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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