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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
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 15 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1989Acting AVM : 01 Sep 1994AVM : 01 Sep 1994
Air Marshal : 17 Sep 1996
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jun 1975 - 01 Jan 1976Sqn LdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
23 Oct 1978 - 14 Jan 1980Wg CdrNo. 108 SquadronBhatinda CO
21 Jan 1980 - 17 Sep 1981Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
01 Oct 1983 - 01 Sep 1984Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
12 Aug 1988 - 09 Nov 1988Gp Capt17 WingGorakhpur Stn Cdr
10 Nov 1988 - 22 Dec 1989Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur AOC
29 Apr 1991 - 10 Jul 1993Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
04 Jul 1994 - 16 Sep 1994AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Addl ACAS (Ops)
 
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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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