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Air Marshal Manek Bomanshaw Madon

Service No 7681 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 13 Oct 1944
Date Commissioned 28 Oct 1963 Course 85 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 2004
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 10 May 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986Acting Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1991Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1991
AVM : 01 Mar 1996Air Marshal : 01 Sep 2000C-in-C : 21 Jan 2002
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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

22 Jun 1983 - Wg CdrNo.29 SquadronJamnagar CO
06 Apr 1992 - 07 Jan 1994Air Cmde16 WingHashimara AOC
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong SOA
21 Dec 1995 - 17 Aug 1998AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Cmdt
18 Aug 1998 - AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad SOA
21 Jan 2002 - 31 Oct 2004Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtManek Bomanshaw Madon7681 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Maneck Bomanshaw Madon, as a senior pilot of a Fighter Bomber Squadron, carried out several operational missions against enemy gun positions and troop concentrations in the Khem Karan Sector. On the 10th December, 1971, he was detailed to carry out Rocket Pod and Front Gun Missions along the Ichogil Canal. He located the well dug­in defensive positions of the enemy and carried out four attacks on them despite heavy ground fire. During these attacks, though his aircraft was hit on the wing resulting in fuel leakage and he faced control difficulty, he brought the damaged aircraft to the base.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Maneck Bomanshaw Madon displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrManek Bomanshaw Madon7681 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Manek Bomanshaw Madon, VM has been in command of a front line fighter squadron since 22 Jun 1983. He has 3600 hours of flying to his credit of which about 2000 hours are on supersonics. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and a Qualified Flying Instructor.

Under his command and leadership, the Squadron has made remarkable operational achievements which include a significantly greater flying effort, improved operational status of pilots, an impeccable flying safety record, extraordinary aircraft serviceability and better utilization of aircraft and manpower resources.

During an exercise held in Feb 84, the Squadron flew over 300 hours, accomplished successfully all tasks assigned to it and maintained a 100% serviceability state at detachment.

For these commendable achievements attributable to his leadership, dedication to duty, resourcefulness and ability to produce results, the President is pleased to award Bar to Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Bomanshaw Madon.

Unit : 29 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th April 1985 - No.29-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMManek Bomanshaw Madon7681 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalManek Bomanshaw Madon7681 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
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