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Air Marshal Keith David Kingsley Lewis

Service No 5109 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Sep 1935
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1956 Course 68 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Acting Gp Capt : 17 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Acting Air Cmde : 09 Jan 1984Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984
AVM : 04 Apr 1988Air Marshal : 25 Apr 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Feb 1976 - 16 Apr 1978Wg CdrNo. 1 SquadronAdampur CO
- 01 Jun 1982Gp Capt14 WingChabua Stn Cdr
03 Feb 1986 - 24 Mar 1988Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
03 Jul 1989 - 24 Mar 1991AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi SDS (Air)
- 30 Sep 1991Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Oct 1991 - 30 Sep 1993Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrKeith David Kingsley Lewis5109 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Keith David Kingsley Lewis has been a Flight Commander in a fighter squadron for over three years. He has carried out a total of over 2,100 hours of flying on jet aircraft of which nearly 450 hours fire on supersonics. He has had an accidentfree record. He has achieved a Master Green instrument rating and has also been awarded the Instrument Rating Instructor's endorsement. He has had the onerous task of training and familiarising pilots of his unit in flying in all-weather conditions. Inspired by his example, the officers and airmen under him have worked cheerfully to maintain the Squadron at a high state of operational readiness.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Keith David Kingsley Lewis displayed professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty,

Unit : 4 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKeith David Kingsley Lewis5109 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalKeith David Kingsley Lewis5109 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
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