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Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar

Service No 6748 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Aug 1941
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 82 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 2001
Remarks : 1Sqn (65), Prog Dir Flt Test (LCA) ADA
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Aug 1961 - 26 May 1962Air Force Flying CollegeJodhpur Cadet
01 Aug 1962 - 16 Feb 1963Joint Training WingHakimpet Cadet
21 Feb 1963 - 27 Mar 1964Plt OffrNo.47 Squadron Sqn Pilot
06 Apr 1964 - 01 Sep 1964Plt OffrUSAF Trainee
21 Sep 1964 - 17 Sep 1965Fg OffrNo.1 Squadron Sqn Pilot
18 Sep 1965 - 09 Dec 1966Flt Lt8 Wing Sqn Pilot
10 Dec 1966 - 31 Jan 1971Flt LtNo.1 Squadron Sqn Pilot
01 Feb 1971 - 08 Oct 1971Sqn LdrTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Student
11 Oct 1971 - 07 Jul 1972Sqn LdrEPNERFrance Student
17 Jul 1972 - 31 May 1975Sqn LdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Pilot
01 Jun 1975 - 01 Jan 1976Sqn LdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
11 Jan 1976 - 27 Nov 1976Sqn LdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Student
29 Nov 1976 - 20 Sep 1977Sqn LdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Pilot
24 Sep 1977 - 22 Oct 1978Sqn LdrNo.3 Squadron Sqn Pilot
23 Oct 1978 - 14 Jan 1980Wg CdrNo.108 SquadronAdampur CO
21 Jan 1980 - 17 Sep 1981Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
25 Sep 1981 - 25 Sep 1983Wg CdrIraq Air Force Instructor
01 Oct 1983 - 01 Sep 1984Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
01 Sep 1984 - 08 Aug 1988Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore 
12 Aug 1988 - 09 Nov 1988Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Stn Cdr
10 Nov 1988 - 22 Dec 1989Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur AOC
02 Jan 1990 - 14 Dec 1990Air CmdeRCDSUK Student
30 Dec 1990 - 28 Apr 1991Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore 
29 Apr 1991 - 10 Jul 1993Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
19 Jul 1993 - 03 Jul 1994Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi DASR
04 Jul 1994 - 16 Sep 1994AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Addl ACAS (Ops)
19 Sep 1994 - 16 Sep 1996AVMADA Proj Dir (Flt Test)
17 Sep 1996 - 31 Aug 2001Air MshlADA Proj Dir (Flt Test)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 4
    
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtPhilip Rajkumar6748 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrPhilip Rajkumar6748 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Philip Rajkumar has been serving as a Test pilot since 16th July 1972. He has performed his task with great enthusiasm and determination from the very beginning without caring for his personal comfort and convenience. He was able to successfully organise, conduct and participate in a wide variety of trials on different types of aircraft including basic trainers, transport aircrafts bombers and supersonic fighters. He has so far flown 2428 hours on 43 types of aircraft. Squadron Leader Philip Rajkumar has throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPhilip Rajkumar6748 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPhilip Rajkumar6748 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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